"Barr assured me of his commitment to protecting civil rights, including the vigorous enforcement of voting rights protections", Jones wrote in a tweet Thursday.
The vote now heads to the full Senate, where Barr is expected to be confirmed in a vote as soon as next week.
But Democrats said Thursday that Barr, 68, has to be scrutinized under what Sen.
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the committee's top Democrat, said she was concerned that Barr won't commit to releasing Mueller's report to Congress. Barr says he will release as much as he can under the law.
Barr's nomination is being closely watched - and came under scrutiny at the committee level - in part because the Justice Department oversees the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into the 2016 Russian election interference.
"We need a steady hand at the Department of Justice, and I believe Mr. Barr provides that steady hand", said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, the committee's chairman. When nominated the first time in 1991, the Senate approved Barr by unanimous voice vote.
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Blumenthal said not releasing Mueller's report would be akin to a "coverup." Sen.
Attorney General nominee William Barr met with several senators on January 29.
Previous year he sent an unsolicited legal opinion to the Justice Department and White House arguing that Mueller had no grounds to investigate Trump for obstruction of justice based on the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey in May 2017.
But Durbin said Barr has "telegraphed his pitch" by writing an unsolicited memo to Justice Department and Trump lawyers a year ago about parts of the special counsel probe.
Barr pledged at his confirmation hearing to keep politics out of Justice Department decisions and said he would refuse an instruction from the president to fire Mueller absent good cause to do so.
The Republican president has repeatedly criticised the investigation as a "witch-hunt" and denies any collusion with Moscow.
"I have concluded that Mr. Barr is qualified for the position & his record strongly suggests he will exercise independent judgment & uphold the best interests of the DoJ".