Chairman Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) and ranking member Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) announced Tuesday that the committee had hired for six counsel positions, including Deborah Mayer, a veteran of the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section. Mayer was involved in the DOJ investigation of former Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.), who covered up his affair with a staff member but has never been charged with wrongdoing. Mayer will be the director of investigations for the committee.
In addition to Mayer, the committee also named Miguel Toruno, Robert Eskridge, Patrick McMullen, Tamar Nedzar and Christopher Tate to counsel positions.
Bonner said in a statement, “These changes will enable the committee to move forward with its duties.”
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.