WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today confirmed by a unanimous, bipartisan voice vote the nominations of Peter Deegan, Jr. and Marc Krickbaum to be U.S. Attorneys for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, respectively, the final step in the confirmation process before being sworn into office. The nominations were previously reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Chuck Grassley. Grassley and Sen. Joni Ernst made the following comment.

“Congratulations to Pete Deegan and Marc Krickbaum on their confirmations to serve as U.S. attorneys for Iowa. The overwhelming bipartisan support for their nominations from the U.S. Senate is an impressive testament to their qualifications and readiness to serve. Mr. Deegan’s significant experience within the office he will now lead, most recently as chief of the criminal division, has uniquely prepared him for his new role as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa. Likewise, Mr. Krickbaum’s extensive experience within the Department of Justice, most recently as an assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago and Des Moines, has provided him with the experience necessary to lead as the next U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa. Both Mr. Deegan and Mr. Krickbaum are highly qualified and we’re confident they will serve our state and country well.”