WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Tuesday released the following statement on Marilynn Malerba’s appointment as Treasurer of the United States:

“Chief Malerba’s appointment to serve as Treasurer of the United States and lead the Treasury Department’s new Office of Tribal and Native Affairs are historic achievements. As Chief of the Mohegan Tribe, she has fought to uplift Tribal communities in Connecticut and proven herself to be a supremely qualified administrator. I look forward to working with her to ensure we support the growth of Tribal economies and expand economic opportunities for all,” said Murphy.