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AG Nominee: Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

Confirmed February 8, 2017


President-elect Donald Trump announced on November 16, 2016 that his Attorney General nominee would be Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). On January 10, 2017, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on his nomination. The committee approved his nomination on a February 1st straight party-line vote of 11 to 9. 

On February 8, 2017, the Senate confirmed Sessions' nomination on a 52-47 vote (Sen. Sessions voted present on hiw own nomination).

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