Senate confirms Brand for No. 3 DOJ post
The Senate voted 52-46 along party lines Thursday 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 and civil rights matters as well as the antitrust, tax and environment and natural resources divisions.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions welcomed Ms. Brand back to the Justice Department on Thursday, calling her a “brilliant lawyer” and a “dedicated public servant.”
Democrats opposed her confirmation, questioning whether she could remain unbiased in her role given her prior work defending business interests at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.