WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst issued the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed former United States Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justices’ Criminal Division, Christopher Wray, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI):

“Mr. Wray’s extensive experience in public service and the field of law enforcement has proven him to be a solid choice to serve as director of the FBI,” said Senator Ernst. “Ensuring integrity and independence in the agency is critical, and I look forward to him leading the FBI with the same dedication and conviction as he has throughout his career.”