Boozman, Cotton Applaud Nomination of Cody Hiland for U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of Arkansas
Jun 29 2017
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton applauded President Trump’s announcement that he has nominated J. Cody Hiland for the position of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Hiland, who resides in Conway, is currently serving as the 20th Judicial Prosecuting Attorney. He was recommended to President Trump for appointment by Boozman and Cotton.
“Cody is an excellent choice to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District. He brings years of legal experience to the table and an exceptional track record as a successful prosecutor in north central Arkansas. Senator Cotton and I will work with our colleagues to get Cody’s nomination confirmed as quickly as possible so he can begin working to make our communities safer,” Boozman said.
“J. Cody Hiland is the absolute best choice for this position, and I commend the president for making this appointment. He is well respected both among his colleagues and in the community at large. He has extensive experience in the law, which he will put to good use for the people of Arkansas. I will continue to work with Senator Boozman and my colleagues to make sure the Senate gives him a speedy approval," Cotton said.
The U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO) Eastern District of Arkansas includes five divisions and 41 counties in the state. It is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation for this district. This includes criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers.