September 07, 2017

Judiciary Committee Sends Davis Nomination to Senate

Crapo, Risch Praise Davis’ Qualifications

WASHINGTON – The nomination of Idaho State Senator Bart Davis to serve as Idaho’s next United States Attorney has been sent to the full Senate for consideration.  This morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Senator Davis by a voice-vote.  While a confirmation vote for the nomination has yet to be scheduled, U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch will be working with their colleagues to ensure a swift nomination.  Following today’s Judiciary Committee meeting, both Senators Crapo and Risch made the following statements: 

“I congratulate Senator Davis on his nomination to be United States Attorney for the District of Idaho,” said Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee which has jurisdiction over Senator Davis’ nomination.  “With his extensive legal background and experience in public service, Senator Davis embodies the sound legal judgement required to uphold the law while justly prosecuting those charged with crimes.  Senator Davis has demonstrated his legal scholarship throughout his long and distinguished career as an attorney in private practice.  Further, he has an established history as a committed public servant, having spent nearly 20 years as a member of the Idaho State Senate.  I strongly endorse Senator Davis’ nomination and welcome the committee’s approval. “

"I was glad to see Bart Davis’ nomination to become Idaho's next U.S. Attorney advance today," said Risch. "Senator Davis is a committed public servant who has my full confidence. Together, Mike Crapo and I will work to bring his nomination to the Senate floor as expeditiously as possible."  

Senator Davis has represented the 33rd District in the Idaho State Senate for the past 19 years, including as Majority Leader for 15 years.  In addition to his service in the Idaho State Senate, Senator Davis is currently in private practice in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he focuses on commercial, regulatory, and transactional work.  He is currently a commissioner to the Uniform Law Commission and a past chairman of The Council of State Governments.  He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Idaho College of Law

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