The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Rachel Brand as associate attorney general.
Senators voted 52-46 to support the nomination.
Once she's sworn in, Brand will be the third-ranking official at the Department of Justice.
An Iowa native, Brand just finished serving on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent, bipartisan agency within the White House that works to finds the balance between civil liberties and privacy during the fight against terrorism.
She has been in the department before, and worked her way up to assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Policy under former President George W. Bush.
Last month, the Senate Judiciary Committee moved her nomination to the full Senate in a party-line vote, 11-9.
The Office of the Associate Attorney General also oversees the Antitrust Division, the Civil Division, the Environment and Natural Resources Division, the Tax Division, the Office of Justice Programs, the Community Oriented Policing Services, the Community Relations Service, the Office of Dispute Resolution, the Office of Violence Against Women, the Office of Information and Privacy, the Executive Office for United States Trustees, and the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission.