Statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on General John Kelly’s confirmation as Secretary of Homeland Security

January 20, 2017

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, on the confirmation of Gen. John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security:

“The MPAA congratulates Gen. John Kelly on his confirmation as Secretary of Homeland Security. The film and television industry is a key driver of the U.S. economy and one of the most highly competitive industries in the world. It generates $16.3 billion in exports and registers a positive balance of trade with nearly every country worldwide, all while supporting nearly two million jobs at home. The Department of Homeland Security advances our creative industries by combating illegal trade and cross-border crime, including cybercrime and digital piracy, and promoting rule of law on the internet. The MPAA looks forward to working with Secretary Kelly and his Homeland Security colleagues.”

About the MPAA
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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