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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies – today released the following statement after the president nominated William Barr to serve as the next United States Attorney General:

“As Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, I hope for a swift confirmation process that will allow the next Attorney General to participate in the FY2020 budget and appropriations process. The role of Attorney General, as our nation’s head law enforcement official, is vital to promoting and protecting the rule of law. A Senate-confirmed Attorney General is needed to make certain the Justice Department is sending a consistent and clear message regarding its funding and the resources our law enforcement need to effectively perform their jobs. Additionally, given the evidence of Russian interference in our elections, I have long supported the special counsel investigation and I expect the nominee to let the investigation continue unimpeded.”