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Senate Panel Approves DEA Nominee
By Andrew Ramonas | December 1, 2021 4:23 pm

After a 10 month wait, Michele Leonhart’s nomination to head the Drug Enforcement Administration is moving forward.

Michele Leonhart (photo by Daniel Hoffman / Main Justice)

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday endorsed Leonhart by voice vote. The full Senate still must approve the presidential appointment.

President Barack Obama nominated Leonhart on Feb. 2.  Leonhart has headed the Justice Department branch on an acting basis since November 2007.

The panel also approved Stacia Hylton to head the U.S. Marshals Service.

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