02.17.09

Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Scheduled For OLC, National Security Assistant Attorney General Nominees

WASHINGTON (Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009) – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Tuesday noticed a hearing to consider nominations for two key leadership positions at the Department of Justice.  The Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on February 25, at 2:00 p.m., to consider the nominations of Dawn Johnsen to be the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel, and David Kris to be the Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division.

The Senate has already confirmed Attorney General Eric Holder, and the Judiciary Committee has held hearings on three additional Department of Justice nominees:  David W. Ogden to be the Deputy Attorney General, Thomas Perrelli to be the Associate Attorney General, and Elena Kagan to be the Solicitor General.

Johnsen and Kris have both completed the bipartisan, Committee questionnaire, which is available online.  Additional documents connected to the nominations are also available online.

  • Dawn Johnsen, nominated to be Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel
  • David Kris, nominated to be Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division

The hearing will be held on Wednesday, February 25, at 2:00 p.m. in room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, and will be chaired by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).  Members of the press, including camera crews, are encouraged to contact the Senate Daily Press Gallery or the Senate Radio-Television Gallery to reserve a seat at the hearing.  The hearing will be webcast live online.

Information about Justice Department nominees can be found on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s website.

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February 17, 2009

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing on Executive Nominationsfor February 25, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

 

Senator Feinstein will preside.

By order of the Chairman.

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