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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement following the nomination hearing of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General:

“I have significant concerns regarding U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination to serve as Attorney General, the nation’s top law enforcement officer and chief guardian of civil rights. On the critically important issue of voting rights, I am deeply troubled by his record as a federal prosecutor and a U.S. Senator. As a cosponsor of the Voting Rights Advancement Act, I believe Democrats and Republicans have an obligation to come together to ensure that all Americans have the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. His vote against a non-binding amendment simply expressing the sense of the Senate that immigrants should not be banned from this country based on their religion is offensive. I plan to meet with Senator Sessions next week to discuss his nomination.”