Senate Panel Approves DOJ Antitrust Pick Makan Delrahim

Law360, Fort Wayne (June 8, 2017, 1:46 PM EDT) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted overwhelmingly in favor of the nomination of Makan Delrahim, President Donald Trump's pick to be the assistant attorney general in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division.

The panel approved Delrahim's nomination by a vote of 19-1. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., was the only member to vote against the nomination, which will now go before the full Senate.

"He's well-prepared to lead the Antitrust Division," Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, said in a statement.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the committee's ranking member, said she believed Delrahim "will fully...

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