Since 2015, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has not had a Senate-confirmed director. That means that for the last seven years, the federal government's main agency for enforcing our gun laws and holding rogue and reckless members of the gun industry accountable has lacked the leadership and clear direction needed to keep illegal guns out of our communities.
Right now, our U.S. senators can change that. President Biden has named former U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach as his nominee for ATF director. By confirming him for this role, our lawmakers can help make sure the ATF works to keep our communities safe.
If we're going to end gun violence, we need leadership at ATF, and Steve Dettelbach is the right man for the job.
Send your message: Tell your U.S. senators to confirm Steve Dettelbach as the next ATF director >>
As your constituent, I urge you to vote to confirm Steven Dettelbach as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The ATF has a critical role to play in enforcing laws that protect communities from gun violence and criminal activities, investigating acts of terrorism, and combating illegal gun trafficking, but the agency has not had a confirmed director since 2015. Steven Dettelbach is a former U.S. Attorney for Ohio who has held senior positions at the Department of Justice, and would be a qualified leader for this critical agency. I urge you to vote yes on his confirmation.