Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On House Passage Of Legislation To Extend The Term Of FBI Director Robert Mueller

“I thank the House of Representatives, and particularly Chairman Smith and Mr. Conyers, for acting quickly on the bill to allow the term of FBI Director Mueller to be extended for two years.  Now that the way is clear for the President to make his nomination, I hope Senate leaders will promptly schedule a confirmation vote on the nomination.  The August 2 deadline is fast approaching and we should not delay until the eleventh hour.”

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