Bob Troyer, who has been acting U.S. attorney for Colorado for more than a year, now gets to hang onto the job a while longer.
Troyer — previously first assistant U.S. attorney for Colorado for six years under U.S. Attorney John Walsh — became acting U.S. attorney when Walsh stepped down in August 2016 in the final months of the presidency of Barack Obama, who had appointed Walsh.
Troyer held onto the post after Donald Trump became president. Trump has not yet nominated a permanent U.S. attorney for Colorado.
But in order to continue to hold the post temporarily, under the federal Vacancy Act, Troyer needed an appointment from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. That appointment — which lasts 120 days — came this week, his office announced today.