The Senate voted 52-47 Wednesday to confirm Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general, Reuters reported Thursday.
Julia Edwards Ainsley writes Sessions is the eighth of President Donald Trump’s 22 Cabinet nominees that have been confirmed.
Sessions served as a Republican senator from Alabama for four terms beginning in 1997.
He was a member of the Senate Budget Committee, Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Sessions was elected as the state’s attorney general and nominated by former president Ronald Reagan to serve as U.S. attorney for Alabama’s southern district.
Sessions held a two-year role as assistant U.S. attorney for the southern district of Alabama.
He practiced law in Russellville and Mobile, Alabama and served in the U.S. Army Reserve.