Norton Welcomes Channing Phillips as Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia

Mar 8, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today welcomed the new Acting United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Channing Phillips, who previously held the position.

“I’m confident that Channing Phillips, whom I recommended to President Obama for U.S. Attorney for D.C. and who has served with distinction in an acting capacity before, will do an excellent job as Acting U.S. Attorney until the Senate confirms President Biden’s nomination for U.S. Attorney,” Norton said. “I’m pleased to have Channing Phillips back leading the U.S. Attorney’s Office.”

President Biden, like Presidents Clinton and Obama, has granted Norton senatorial courtesy for federal nominations in D.C., including the U.S. Attorney. Norton has recommended a U.S. Attorney for D.C. to President Biden.