The Senate Judiciary Committee approved two U.S. Attorney nominees Thursday by voice vote.
The nominees are:
-William J. Hochul Jr. (Western District of New York): The almost 20 year veteran of the Western District office would succeed Terrance P. Flynn, who resigned as U.S. Attorney in January 2009. Hochul was nominated on Dec. 24. Read more about him here.
-Sally Yates (Northern District of Georgia): The current acting U.S. Attorney, who has worked in the Northern District since 1989, would succeed David E. Nahmias, who stepped down as U.S. Attorney in August. Yates was tapped on Dec. 24. Read more about her here.
The panel has now approved 36 U.S. Attorney nominees, 34 of whom have won Senate confirmation. The committee has yet to consider another 14 would-be U.S. Attorneys.