Todd Jones Confirmed To Head ATF

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On July 31, 2013, the Senate confirmed NAFUSA member B. Todd Jones as head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the first permanent director since 2006. The Senate vote was 53-42.

In August, 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder named Jones, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota, the acting director of ATF. He has continued as U.S. Attorney during his time at ATF. President Barack Obama nominated Jones for the position of United States Attorney in 2009. President Bill Clinton had appointed him to the same position in 1998, and he served until 2001. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. Jones has served in the United States Marine Corps.