Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons recently applauded President Donald Trump’s nomination of David Weiss as the U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware, a position for which the senators recommended Weiss.

“David Weiss is an excellent choice for U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware,” said Carper. “During his combined 16 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he has prosecuted corruption, money laundering, drug offenses, mail and wire fraud, and he spearheaded the successful effort to establish New Castle County as a high intensity drug trafficking area. He is highly respected in the law enforcement community, and I hope we can swiftly confirm him in the Senate.”

“I want to congratulate David Weiss on his nomination to be the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware. David is a career prosecutor and dedicated public servant, longtime Delawarean and valued member of our law enforcement community. I want to thank the White House for working with Sen. Carper and me to present an excellent nominee for U.S. Attorney,” Coons said.

Weiss has served as the acting U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware since March 2017. He also previously served as the acting U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware from 2009 to 2011, and, starting in 2007, served as the first assistant U.S. attorney. Weiss began his career as an assistant U.S. attorney from 1986 to 1989, prosecuting violent crimes and white collar offenses. In between his stints at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Weiss was a commercial litigation associate and then partner, at Duane Morris and was an executive at a financial services firm. Weiss clerked for the Hon. Andrew D. Christie of the Delaware Supreme Court. He received his Bachelor of Science from Washington University in St. Louis and his juris doctorate from Widener University School of Law.