Denise E. O'Donnell was confirmed on May 26, 2011, to be the Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance. On December 22, 2010, the nomination was returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate. On January 5, 2011, President Obama again nominated Denise E. O'Donnell to be the Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance. A hearing to consider the nomination was held on March 30, 2011. An archived webcast is available. The nomination was reported by the Committee on May 9, 2011.
A transcript of the hearing, including the Committee Questionnaire, responses to questions submitted for the record, and letters received in connection with the nomination, is available through the Government Printing Office.
- January 21, 2011 - Major County Sheriffs' Association