President Biden nominated U.S. Southern Mississippi District Court Judge Carlton W. Reeves to serve as the U.S. Sentencing Commission chair. If confirmed, he will be the commission's first Black chair.

The move comes as a win for The Biden Administration after their attempt to pass the president's social safety spending bill and climate change plan was delayed.

Neals, 56, currently serves as County Counsel and Acting County Administrator for Bergen County, New Jersey, and was the first judicial nominee of President Joe Biden's administration.