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For Immediate Release:
March 19, 2009

Media Contacts: Jeff Sadosky (Hutchison) (202) 224-9782

Tina Gray (Cornyn) (202) 224-0703

Sens. Hutchison, Cornyn Invite Qualified Candidates to Apply for U.S. Attorney Positions in Texas
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 27, 2009

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today announced that qualified candidates who are interested in serving as a United States Attorney in the state of Texas must submit application packets by Friday, March 27, 2009. "Texas has a strong record of accomplished legal minds who have answered the call to serve," said Sen. Hutchison. "Serving the people of Texas is a noble profession and I look forward to working through the process with those interested in applying."

"I look forward to working with the President to help confirm well-qualified, consensus nominees to serve as United States Attorneys in the State of Texas. I am confident that we will work together in a constructive, bipartisan fashion that can be a model for other states," said Sen. Cornyn.

Sens. Hutchison and Cornyn invite attorneys to seek appointment to these critical positions by submitting their resumes and completed questionnaires to each Senator's office. All applications will be carefully reviewed, and then Sens. Hutchison and Cornyn will make recommendations to the President so he may select a nominee. Completed application packets must be sent via email to the following addresses no later than March 27, 2009: FJEC@hutchison.senate.gov and FJEC@cornyn.senate.gov.

The comprehensive questionnaire is available on our websites at www.hutchison.senate.gov and www.cornyn.senate.gov. Submitted questionnaires will be reviewed by the Federal Judiciary Evaluation Committee, and selected candidates will be interviewed. Under the U.S. Constitution, the executive and legislative branches of government share responsibility regarding the appointment of federal judges and U.S. attorneys. The President nominates individuals and the Senate provides its advice and consent on the appointments.

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