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US: Former Bush official takes over No. 3 position at DoJ

 |  May 25, 2017

The Senate voted 52-46 along party lines to confirm Rachel Brand to the No. 3 position at the Justice Department.

Ms. Brand, who has previously served in both the White House and the Justice Department, was confirmed as associate attorney general — making her the first woman to hold the job.

In the position, she will have oversight of the department’s efforts on  civil rights matters as well as the antitrust and environment and natural resources divisions.

Democrats opposed her confirmation, questioning whether she could remain unbiased in her role given her prior work defending business interests at the US Chamber of Commerce.

Full Content: The Spokesman-Review

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