01.09.09

Leahy Announces Witnesses For Holder Confirmation Hearing

Former Senator John Warner, Congresswoman Holmes Norton To Introduce Holder

WASHINGTON (Friday, Jan. 9, 2009) – Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Friday announced witnesses who will testify at the confirmation hearing on the designation of Eric H. Holder Jr., to be Attorney General of the United States.

The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. in the historic Senate Caucus Room, room 325 of the Russell Senate Office Building.

Witness List

The Honorable John W. Warner, Former United States Senator from Virginia

The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congresswoman from the District of Columbia

Panel I:

Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Panel II:

The Honorable Louis J. Freeh,Former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Chuck Canterbury, National President, Fraternal Order of Police

John Payton, President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Witness to be designated by the Minority

Witness to be designated by the Minority

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