Freed was nominated by President Trump for the position in early September.
Pennsylvania Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey both congratulated Freed in a joint statement.
“Mr. Freed has an extensive background in public service, and I am confident that he will continue to serve the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania faithfully in his new role as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District,” Casey said.
“In addition to his extensive legal work in both the private and public sectors, Mr. Freed has an unfailing commitment to the rule of law and is dedicated to ensuring everyone is treated fairly under it. I have no doubt that Mr. Freed will serve the Middle District of Pennsylvania capably and admirably,” Toomey added.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro Tweeted out his congratulations to Freed as well.
Big congratulations to @DADaveFreed who was just confirmed by the US Senate to serve as US Attorney in PA’s Middle District! I look forward to continuing our important work together. 👍
— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) November 16, 2017
Freed had served as the District Attorney for Cumberland County since 2006.
The Middle District of Pennsylvania covers 33 Pennsylvania counties, all of which are located in central and northeast Pennsylvania. Federal courthouses in the Middle District are located in Harrisburg, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Williamsport.