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WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that the nomination of Ambassador William Burns to serve as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency was favorably reported out of the Committee by voice vote.

“I’m pleased to report that the Senate Intelligence Committee voted today to report out the nomination of Ambassador William Burns for CIA Director. The overwhelmingly bipartisan vote in Ambassador Burns’ favor is a testament to the nominee’s unquestioned qualifications for the role, long experience in matters of national security, and laudable commitment to public service. With our country facing so many challenges all around the globe, the men and women of the CIA deserve a Senate-confirmed director in place as soon as possible, and it is my hope that the Senate will move to confirm Ambassador Burns without any unnecessary delay,” said Chairman Warner.