Kyl and McCain Welcome Nomination of Judge Leonardo for U.S. Attorney U.S. Senators Jon Kyl and John McCain welcomed the nomination of Judge John S. Leonardo for United States Attorney for the District of Arizona
PoliticalNews.me - Mar 22,2012 - Kyl and McCain Welcome Nomination of Judge Leonardo for U.S. Attorney
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jon Kyl and John McCain welcomed the nomination of Judge John S. Leonardo for United States Attorney for the District of Arizona and released the following statement:
“The nomination of John Leonardo for U.S. Attorney is welcome news for Arizona. With over a decade of experience as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona and nearly 20 years on the bench for the Pima County Superior Court, John Leonardo is well equipped to serve in a key post that has been left vacant for far too long.”
Arizona Senator Jon Kyl is serving his third and final term in the U.S. Senate after previously serving for eight years in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected unanimously by his colleagues in 2008 to serve as Republican Whip, the second-highest position in Senate Republican leadership.
Senator Kyl serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he has played key roles in the confirmation of John Roberts as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and of Samuel Alito as associate justice. As a member of the Judiciary Committee, he has also helped write the landmark Crime Victims Rights Act, as well as important provisions of the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and other anti-terrorism laws.
As a member of the Finance Committee, he has been chief advocate of death-tax repeal and other pro-growth tax policies, including low tax rates on income, capital gains, and dividends. He has also been a strong proponent of step-by-step solutions for health-care reform that can improve access, lower costs, and preserve the sacred doctor-patient relationship.