The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Cody Hiland’s appointment as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
"It’s a tremendous honor; a very humbling experience," Hiland, who currently serves as 20th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney, said.
President Donald Trump nominated Hiland for the position after Arkansas senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton recommended him.
"I’m very thankful for the trust that President Trump, Attorney General Sessions, Sen. Boozman and Sen. Cotton have placed in me," Hiland said. "Now it’s time to earn that trust by getting to work serving the people of Eastern Arkansas."
Boozman and Cotton praised the confirmation in a joint news release Thursday.
"I am pleased that the Senate confirmed Cody, who I am confident will be an excellent U.S. Attorney," Boozman said. "He has the commitment, experience and expertise necessary to tackle the challenges he will face in this new role. I congratulate Cody and look forward to working with him to help make our communities safer."
Cotton said: "I congratulate Cody Hiland on being confirmed as a U.S. attorney. Given his extensive legal experience and his sterling reputation, I’m confident he will serve the people of the Eastern District well. I thank Cody and his family for accepting the call to serve."
The U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Arkansas includes five divisions and 41 counties. It is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation for this district including 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, the release stated.