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NEW: Senate Judiciary Committee Prepares For Attorney General Confirmation Hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee is preparing for confirmation proceedings on the nomination of Eric H. Holder Jr., to be Attorney General of the United States.  If confirmed, Eric Holder would become the 82nd Attorney General.  Confirmation hearings are scheduled to begin January 15, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. in the historic Senate Caucus Room, room 325 of the Russell Senate Office Building.  The hearing will be webcast live online.

Letters Received in Connection With the Nomination of Eric H. Holder Jr.:


Did You Know?  Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts has held a seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee longer than any other senator in history - 45 years and 11 months.  Senator Henry Fountain Ashurst of Arizona served on the Committee for 37 years and 10 months; Senator Thomas Sterling of South Dakota for 35 years and two months; Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina for 34 years and 11 months; and Senator James Oliver Eastland of Mississippi for 34 years and 10 months.

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