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Gutmann served as Penn president for 18 years, led University with focus on global engagement, innovation, inclusion

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement following the Senate’s confirmation of Amy Gutmann to serve in the Biden Administration as U.S. Ambassador to Germany:

“Amy Gutmann is a proven leader who has made immeasurable contributions to the University of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia and our Commonwealth. I was pleased to cast my vote in favor of her confirmation to this critical diplomatic position,” said Senator Casey. “Germany is one of our most important allies. Our alliance will continue to help protect democracy across the world, especially as Russia escalates its aggression toward Ukraine and other bordering states. Amy is well-suited to navigate the challenges ahead and I look forward to working with her in this capacity.”