Washington — It’s official: The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Deirdre M. Daly to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Daly will serve a four-year term.

Daly had been acting U.S. Attorney before her confirmation, carried out by a voice vote.

In a joint statement, Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said Daly “has proved that she is more than qualified for the job.”

“We are proud that this firm and fair prosecutor will continue to serve the people of Connecticut,” the senators said in a joint statement.

Ana has written about politics and policy in Washington, D.C.. for Gannett, Thompson Reuters and UPI. She was a special correspondent for the Miami Herald, and a regular contributor to The New York TImes, Advertising Age and several other publications. She has also worked in broadcast journalism, for CNN and several local NPR stations. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Journalism.

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