National Press Club

NPC Luncheon with Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States

NPC Luncheon with Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States

February 17, 2015 12:30 PM

Location: Ballroom

Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver remarks on criminal justice and sentencing reform at a National Press Club Speakers luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Holder, attorney general since Feb. 3, 2009, announced in September that he would leave office once his successor is confirmed. He is the longest serving member of President Obama’s cabinet.

While his tenure has been marked by controversy, including unrest over grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., the Justice Department has boosted its record on civil rights, including lawsuits over voting rights in North Carolina and Texas, and investigating police abuses and cases of excessive force. The Justice Department also persuaded Congress and the U.S. Sentencing Commission to reduce prison sentences for non-violent drug crimes.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

Press Club members may purchase up to three tickets, two at the $23 member price and one at the $37 general admission price. The luncheon is open only to Press Club members and their guests. Credentialed media may cover with ID. For questions, please email reservations@press.org or call (202) 662 – 7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

To submit a question in advance, put HOLDER in the subject line and email to president@press.org before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

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