Judiciary Committee Advances U.S. Attorneys, Bipartisan Mental Health Legislation
WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee today advanced the nominations of Rachelle L. Crowe to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Jesse A. Laslovich to be United States Attorney for the District of Montana, and Alexander M.M. Uballez to be United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, by voice vote.
The Committee also advanced S. 3846, the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Reauthorization Act of 2022, by voice vote.
Ahead of votes, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, spoke to the nomination of Rachelle Crowe to the Southern District of Illinois.
Key Durbin quotes:
“Before she started her service in the Illinois State Senate in 2018, Ms. Crowe spent 13 years as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office, prosecuting violent crimes, general felonies, and abuse and neglect cases.”
“There has not been a confirmed U.S. Attorney for this Southern District since 2015. The Trump Administration did not put forward a nominee to fill this spot.”
“I am confident that Ms. Crowe has the integrity and qualifications to serve.”
Video of Durbin’s opening statement is available here.
Audio of Durbin’s opening statement is available here.
Footage of Durbin’s opening statement is available here for TV Stations.
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