September 27, 2011

Wyden Statement on Amanda Marshall’s Confirmation as U.S. Attorney for Oregon

Washington, D.C.U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) issued the following statement after the Senate unanimously confirmed Amanda Marshall, last night, to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon. Marshall was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month.

“Amanda Marshall was a tireless advocate for children and families while serving in the Oregon Department of Justice, was a superb nominee for the post of U.S. Attorney for Oregon and I believe will be equally successful as she assumes that responsibility. She has had a long and successful career in criminal justice and has spent many years working hard for Oregon’s most vulnerable residents. Having worked as a tribal court clerk and as the lead child advocacy attorney for the state of Oregon she brings a unique perspective to the diverse needs of Oregon. I have long believed that Marshall was the right choice for Oregon and I am grateful that the U.S. Senate has agreed. I wish Ms. Marshall the best as she continues to work on behalf all Oregon residents.”