Biden Pick Lisa Monaco Wins Senate Confirmation for No. 2 at DOJ

April 20, 2021, 10:26 PM

The Senate confirmed Lisa Monaco as deputy attorney general, the first action toward filling out Merrick Garland’s new leadership team for the Justice Department as it races to confront threats from domestic terrorism to potentially crippling cyber attacks.

Monaco, who was confirmed Tuesday with strong bipartisan support on a vote of 98-2 brings a wealth of experience to the position, which oversees all of the department’s operations and its workforce of about 113,000, including 93 U.S. attorneys, as No. 2 to Attorney General Garland.

Lisa Monaco
Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg

Monaco, 53, spent 15 years in the Justice Department during the Clinton, George W....

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