WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released a statement on Jeff Sessions’ confirmation to be the next United States Attorney General:
“It is great news for the American people and the rule of law that Jeff Sessions was confirmed to be the Attorney General of the United States. He has served the people of Alabama with honor, which is undoubtedly how he will approach the job as our nation’s chief law enforcement officer.
“While I will miss partnering with Jeff in the Senate on behalf of our great state, our work together will not come to a close tonight. I join my fellow Alabamians and Senate colleagues in congratulating Attorney General Sessions, and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”
Note: Senator Shelby serves as the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, which funds the Department of Justice.