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  • Jones Pick as ATF Chief is in Deeper Trouble

    02/02/2013 10:40:46 AM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | February 2, 2013 | B Todd Jones
    WASHINGTON - A group of powerful Republicans in Congress is openly challenging B. Todd Jones' leadership of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as the Senate takes up President Obama's nomination to make the Minnesota lawyer the agency's permanent director. A congressional letter that was signed by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and three leading House Republicans spells deepening trouble for Jones' nomination at a time when Republicans are aggressively challenging a number of Obama's second-term appointments. As the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley is in a position to slow or even block Jones'...