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Blumenthal Applauds Senate Confirmation of Steve Dettelbach to Lead ATF

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Steve Dettelbach to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF):

“Steve Dettelbach will be the strong, steadfast leader the ATF needs as gun violence across our country continues to soar. His two decades of experience as a federal prosecutor, serving with law enforcement on the front lines of this public safety epidemic, has earned him wide praise from Democrats and Republicans alike. He knows firsthand what it takes to prevent more gun deaths and to protect the public against violent crime. After years without a director, I am relieved this critically important agency will finally have a leader at its helm to vigorously enforce our laws and safeguard our communities from the horrific scourge of gun violence.”