Durbin Meets with Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] –U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met today with President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, to discuss her nomination and issues facing the Justice Department.  Lynch currently serves as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, a position she has held since 2010.

“I was pleased to meet today with Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, who has a distinguished record as a federal prosecutor,” Durbin said. “We spoke about issues of importance to Illinois and the nation, including addressing gun violence in our communities, reforming our outdated sentencing policies for non-violent drug offenses, and protecting the civil and human rights of all Americans. As Ms. Lynch goes through the confirmation process, I hope the Senate will judge her fairly and on the merits.”

Durbin has served on the Senate Judiciary Committee for more than 14 years. Durbin is also the Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights. The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over all constitutional issues, and all legislation and policy related to civil rights, civil liberties and human rights.