Casey, Toomey accepting applications for federal positions in Pa.

Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey
This July 6, 2016, image shows Sen. Pat Toomey (left) and Sen. Bob Casey on the Senate subway in the Capitol. Photo credit Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. senators in Pennsylvania — Democrat Bob Casey and Republican Pat Toomey — released a joint statement announcing their search to fill vacant federal positions in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Positions include judges, U.S. attorneys and U.S. marshals.

Over the past decade, Casey and Toomey have filled 29 vacancies together, including U.S. attorney for the district.

“U.S. Attorneys are the chief federal law enforcement officers across our Nation,” the pair said in a statement, “and the U.S. Marshals Service is the Nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Together, they are vital not only for protecting public safety in our local communities, but for enforcing and protecting our federal civil rights. We are pleased to continue our bipartisan work to ensure that the most capable, knowledgeable, and ethical candidates will hold these important positions and uphold the Constitutional rights of all Pennsylvanians.”

The deadline for submitting an application is Feb. 8.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call