On the last day before August recess, the U.S. Senate confirmed Rep. Martha Roby‘s former Chief of Staff as the Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Legislative Affairs.
Stephen Boyd, who served as Roby’s top adviser for more than six years before joining Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice in February, was confirmed amid more than five dozen Trump administration nominees on Thursday.
Roby congratulated her former chief of staff following his confirmation.
“It is with great pride and admiration that I congratulate Stephen Boyd upon his confirmation as Assistant Attorney General of the United States,” Roby said. “Stephen is exactly the kind of person our country needs to serve in such a position of great influence. In Stephen, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has an experienced, rock-solid adviser and Congress has a principled, trustworthy conduit to the Department of Justice.
“I join Stephen’s wife, Brecke and his parents, Ron and Floranne in celebrating this special day.”
Prior to launching Roby’s congressional office when she first joined the U.S. House of Representatives, Boyd served as Communications Director for both then-U.S. Senator Sessions and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.