Senate Confirms Trump's Associate Attorney General Pick

By Michael Macagnone (May 18, 2017, 1:42 PM EDT) -- The Senate on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's pick for the top civil division official at the U.S. Department of Justice, confirming Rachel Brand as associate attorney general on a largely party line vote.

Republicans on the floor touted her experience in the DOJ under former President George W. Bush as well as her time at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as they advocated for her confirmation. Brand, following her swearing in, will join Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at the DOJ and head the department's Civil Division. Republicans voted for Brand, and she advanced through...

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