The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed two U.S. Attorney nominees by voice vote Thursday morning.
– David A. Capp (Northern District of Indiana): The Northern District of Indiana interim U.S. Attorney was tapped to be the leader of the Hammond, Ind.-based office on Dec. 23. He would succeed Joseph S. Van Bokkelen, who stepped down as U.S. Attorney in 2007. Read more about Capp here.
– Anne M. Tompkins (Western District of North Carolina): The Charlotte, N.C., lawyer also was nominated on Dec. 23. She would succeed Gretchen Shappert as the Senate-confirmed U.S. Attorney. Shappert resigned as U.S. Attorney in March 2009. Since then Ed Ryan has filled the job. Read more about Tompkins here.
The panel has now approved 40 U.S. Attorney nominees, 36 of whom have already won Senate confirmation. The committee has yet to schedule votes for another 16 would-be U.S. Attorneys.