The Senate confirmed the top federal prosecutors for Alaska and South Dakota tonight by unanimous consent.
-Brendan Johnson (South Dakota): The Sioux Falls lawyer and son of Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) will succeed Marty Jackley, who was sworn in as South Dakota attorney general last month is seeking a full term in that post. Johnson was nominated July 14. Read more about the Johnson here.
-Karen Loeffler (Alaska): The Alaska interim U.S. Attorney took over the post from Nelson Cohen March 1. She was nominated July 14. Read more about Loeffler here.
The Senate has now confirmed 18 U.S. Attorneys, including all nominees reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. There are another 12 nominees waiting for votes in committee. There are 93 U.S. Attorney positions around the country.