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Senators Welcome New U.S. Attorney

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS 2/Fox 28) -- U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin are among those celebrating the new the top federal prosecutor for northern Iowa.

A ceremony was held Friday at the federal courthouse in Cedar Rapids honoring Kevin Techau as the new U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa. Techau took the oath of his office in February.   

Harkin recommended Techau, a former Des Moines attorney who once led Iowa's Department of Public Safety, for the position to President Barack Obama last year.

Harkin said Friday that Techau will "be committed to upholding the law and serving our state and country." Grassley added that Techau's reputation as a dedicated public servant is well-deserved.

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