The Senate votedÂ 52-47 Wednesday to confirmÂ Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general, Reuters reported Thursday.
Julia Edwards Ainsley writes Sessions is the eighth of President Donald Trump’s 22 Cabinet nominees that have been confirmed.
Sessions served asÂ a Republican senator from AlabamaÂ for four terms beginning in 1997.
He was a member of the Senate Budget Committee,Â Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Armed Services Committee andÂ Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
SessionsÂ was elected as the state’s attorney general and nominatedÂ by former president Ronald Reagan to serve as U.S. attorney for Alabama’s southern district.
Sessions held a two-year role as assistant U.S. attorneyÂ for the southern district of Alabama.
He practiced law inÂ Russellville and Mobile, Alabama and served in theÂ U.S. Army Reserve.