President Biden Announces One New Nominee to Serve as U.S. Attorney, One to Serve as U.S. Marshal
The President is announcing his intent to nominate one new nominee to serve as U.S. Attorney and one new nominee to serve as U.S. Marshal. These are officials who will be indispensable to upholding the rule of law as top federal law enforcement officials.
These individuals were chosen for their devotion to enforcing the law, their professionalism, their experience and credentials, their dedication to pursuing equal justice for all, and their commitment to the independence of the Department of Justice.
The President has proposed a budget that would significantly increase funding for law enforcement as part of a comprehensive approach to tackling the rising crime rate this administration inherited.
The President has also launched a comprehensive effort to take on the uptick in gun crime that has been taking place since 2020—putting more cops on the beat, supporting community prevention programs, and cracking down on illegal gun trafficking. Confirming U.S. Attorneys as the chief federal law enforcement officers in their district is important for these efforts.
The President has now announced 68 nominees to serve as U.S. Attorneys and 22 nominees to serve as U.S. Marshals.
United States Attorney Announcement
- Damien Diggs: Candidate for United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas
Damien Diggs has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas since 2018. Mr. Diggs previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia from 2012 to 2018. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Diggs served as a staff attorney in the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, and from 2005 to 2007 he was an associate at Hogan & Harston LLP. Mr. Diggs served a law clerk for the senior judges of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals from 2004 to 2005. He served as a law clerk to Judge Rhonda Reid Winston of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Diggs received his J.D., cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law in 2003 and his B.S. from Towson University in 1998.
United States Marshal Announcement
- Shannon Saylor: Candidate for United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia
Shannon Saylor has served as the Acting United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia since 2021. Mr. Saylor previously served as the Chief Deputy United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia from 2020 to 2021 and Assistant Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal from 2019 to 2020. He joined the U.S. Marshals Service for the Eastern District of Virginia as a Deputy in 2005. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Saylor served as a police officer with the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department in Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Saylor received his B.A. from Thiel College in 1998. He is a veteran of the United States Army.