B. Todd Jones Confirmed to be ATF Director
Today, the Senate confirmed B. Todd Jones as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Bureau has been without a director for seven years. Six Republicans joined Senate Democrats to avert a filibuster. The 60-40 vote crossed the threshold needed to limit debate and advance the nomination to a confirmation vote. Jones was subsequently confirmed by a vote of 53 to 42. IME welcomes this action having long supported the confirmation of an ATF director.