U.S. Senator Ron Johnson will serve as one of the country’s two representatives at the United Nations’ General Assembly later this month in New York.
The Wisconsin Republican, who chairs the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, was appointed this week by President Barack Obama. The other representative is Senate Democrat Chris Coons of Delaware.
This year’s General Assembly is expected to focus on climate change and dealing with war refugees from Syria.
Johnson said he appreciates the opportunity and looks forward to discussing global issues with the nation’s partners overseas. “The threats to our national security are real and growing. That is why I will continue to focus my efforts on finding areas of agreement – for a safer, more secure and prosperous America,” Johnson said.