WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, issued the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed Rachel L. Brand of Pella, Iowa, to be Associate Attorney General of the United States:

“It is with great pride that I support Rachel Brand of Pella, Iowa to serve as U.S. Associate Attorney General,” said Senator Ernst. “In addition to leading a distinguished legal career in both private practice and public service, Ms. Brand will be the first woman to serve the country as Associate Attorney General. She is, without a doubt, the right choice for this role, and I look forward to her continued public service to our nation.”

On March 7, 2017, Senator Ernst introduced Rachel Brand at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Click here to watch.