The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to consider President Obama’s pick to lead the Western District of Virginia U.S. Attorney’s Office at its business meeting Thursday, according to the panel’s Web site.
The president tapped Timothy Heaphy for the post July 31. The partner at McGuireWoods in Charlottesville, Va. would replace acting U.S. Attorney Julia Dudley. Read more about the nominee here.
Heaphy would be the first presidentially appointed U.S. Attorney to lead the office since John Brownlee, who resigned in April 2008 to campaign for the Virginia attorney general Republican nomination.
Brownlee lost the nomination to State Sen. Ken Cuccinelli in May. The former U.S. Attorney is now a partner at D.C.-area law firm Holland & Knight.
The Senate Judiciary Committee still has to schedule panel votes on 11 U.S. Attorney nominees. The panel has considered and approved a total of 15 U.S. Attorney nominees. The Senate has confirmed 11 U.S. Attorneys who have been reported out of committee.