Press Release

March 22, 2018
Cardin, Van Hollen Praise Confirmation of Robert Hur to be U.S. Attorney for Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) lauded Senate confirmation Thursday of Robert K. Hur to be the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. Mr. Hur has been serving as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General under Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at the U.S. Department of Justice.

“Marylanders have been anxiously awaiting confirmation of our next U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. I am pleased that the Senate has unanimously confirmed Robert Hur for this lynchpin law enforcement position, as we need our U.S. Attorney on the job now, working as a strong partner with state and local officials to keep our communities safe and secure,” said Senator Cardin. “I look forward to working with Mr. Hur and am confident that he will focus on protecting Marylanders across our state by reducing violent crime, breaking up gangs, fighting the drug epidemic, enforcing civil rights, and rooting out corruption. “

“Robert Hur’s confirmation is critical to our state and I thank my colleagues for unanimously approving his nomination to be Maryland’s next U.S. Attorney,” said Senator Van Hollen. “Working together with local, state, and federal partners, I’m confident we can move forward on the pressing issues facing our state – from improving public safety, to fighting the opioid epidemic, to protecting the rights of all Marylanders. I look forward to working with him.”