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Statement by CLIA President and CEO Christine Duffy on Senate Confirmation of Jeh Johnson as Secretary of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today issued the following statement from President and CEO Christine Duffy on the Senate confirmation of Jeh Johnson as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security:

"CLIA commends the U.S. Senate for confirming Jeh Johnson as Secretary of Homeland Security, a critical position for making travel to and from the U.S. safe and secure for millions of people each year.

"Johnson brings a wealth of experience to the position, as a highly respected member of the legal community and as General Counsel of the Department of Defense from 2009 to 2012.

"Under Secretary Johnson's leadership, CLIA member lines look forward to the continued strong and collaborative relationships with the Department and its agencies, including the United States Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection."

About CLIA
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world's largest cruise industry trade association with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA represents the interests of cruise lines and travel agents before regulatory and legislative policy makers. CLIA is also engaged in travel agent training, research and marketing communications to promote the value and desirability of cruise holiday vacations with thousands of travel agency and travel agent members. CLIA's Associate Member and Executive Partner program includes the industry's leading providers of supplies and services that help cruise lines provide a safe, environmentally-friendly and enjoyable holiday vacation experience for millions of passengers every year. For more information on CLIA, the cruise industry, and CLIA-member cruise lines and travel agencies, visit www.cruising.org. CLIA can also be followed on the Cruise Lines International Association's Facebook and Twitter fan pages, and CEO Christine Duffy can be followed @CLIACEO and cruising.org/ceoblog

SOURCE Cruise Lines International Association

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