Essential Estrogen: Dummermuth to Finally Face Senate Confirmation
Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen
After nearly a year, it is now likely that Matt Michael Dummermuth,
interim U.S. attorney for the northern district of Iowa and a native
of Elgin, will face U.S. Senate confirmation hearings. The White House
news service has reported that Dummermuth's official nomination for
the position was sent to the Senate in December. Dummermuth's
appointment by President George W. Bush to replace retiring Charles W.
Larson, Sr., came after a 2006 recommendation by Republican Sen. Chuck
Grassley, a lawmaker for whom Dummermuth previously interned. The
appointment also followed the retirement of then-First Assistant U.S.
Attorney Judi Whetstine, who was initially appointed as acting U.S.
attorney for the district. Dummermuth was sworn in Jan. 30, 2007.