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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, who served as either Chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee for several years, today released this statement following Secretary Janet Napolitano's announcement that she will resign from her post later this year.

"Secretary Napolitano called me this morning to say that she intends to leave her position as Secretary of Homeland Security in early September.

"I have had an excellent working relationship with Secretary Napolitano during my years serving as Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. We worked together closely on a host of important issues and met regularly to discuss challenges facing the Department.  I always found Secretary Napolitano willing to listen.  She has served well in an extremely difficult position, always with the goal of working to better protect our country from the threat of terrorism both at home and abroad.  Her departure is a real loss for the Obama Administration, and I wish her well."