Cummings Issues Statement on Retirement of U.S. Secret Service Director

Feb 15, 2017
Press Release

Cummings Issues Statement on  Retirement of U.S. Secret Service Director


Washington, D.C. (Feb. 15, 2017) – Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement after U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy announced his retirement:

“I thank Director Clancy for his 30 years of public service and for answering the call of duty when President Obama asked him to come out of retirement to right the ship at the Secret Service.  As the agency faced unprecedented protective demands, major staffing shortages, and low morale, Director Clancy put the Secret Service back on a path to restoring its staffing levels and reputation as the most elite protective force in the world. 

“I have the utmost respect for Director Clancy and his dedication to the Secret Service and wish him the best moving forward.  I look forward to working with the next Director on implementing the Committee’s bipartisan recommendations and ensuring the men and women of the Secret Service have the resources they need.”

115th Congress