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Senate Judiciary Gives Nod to Leonhart for DEA and Hylton for U.S. Marshal

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Michele Leonhart/dea photo

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday gave the nod to Michele Leonhart to head the DEA and Stacia Hylton to head up the U.S. Marshals Service. The approval came by way of a voice vote on both presidential nominees.

The nominations now go before the full Senate for a final vote.

For Leonhart, who has been acting head of the DEA since 2007, the nod by the Judiciary brought her one step closer to getting the permanent post.

Some current and former DEA agents have complained that the Obama administration has been slow to push the confirmation through.

DEA Nominee Michele Leonhart Finally Gets Hearing Before Sen. Judiciary

Michele Leonhart/dea photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — Many may say it’s long long overdue.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing next week for Michele Leonhart, who was nominated to head the DEA on Feb. 2, according to the website Main Justice. Leonhart has been heading the agency on an interim basis since 2007.

The Nov. 17 hearing will also be for Stacia Hylton, who has been nominated to head the U.S. Marshals Service, Main Justice reported.

Many DEA agents have suggested the White House doesn’t care about the DEA and has been lax about  pushing for a confirmation hearing.

Obama to Nominate Stacia Hylton to Head up Marshals Service

u.s. marshal patchBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — President Obama announced that he plans to nominate Stacia A. Hylton, a former U.S. Marshals Service official, to head up the agency.

A White House press release issued Friday said that Hylton currently run a consulting company, Hylton Kirk & Associates.

Hylton served in law enforcement positions in the Justice Department for 29 years including acting deputy director, assistant director prisoner operations, chief deputy in the District of South Carolina and Chief of Judicial Security Programs.

She attended Northeastern University and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 1983. She would replace John Clark, who was appointed by President Bush in 2006.