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‘Each of these nominees has shown their legal acumen, clear judgment, and unwavering commitment to the rule of law, and I look forward to voting for their nominations later this week.’

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the Senate’s upcoming votes on seven judicial confirmations for Texas on the Senate floor.  Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here. 

“This week we intend to keep our progress on nominations going strong, and we have seven Texas district judge nominees on the docket. Seven.”

“Among those well-qualified nominees is a former Army paratrooper and Marine JAG officer, former and current intermediate court judges, former and current federal and state prosecutors, and a Texas Supreme Court justice, a job I once held. They’ve all proudly served the Lone Star State in a variety of capacities, and I’m again impressed by the outstanding nominees that the President has recruited to fill these important judicial vacancies.”


“When these nominees are confirmed, we will finally break down two barriers in the Texas district courts. Ada Brown will be the first African-American woman to sit in the Northern District of Texas, and Jason Pulliam will be the first African-American in the Western District of Texas.”

“Each of these nominees has shown their legal acumen, clear judgment, and unwavering commitment to the rule of law, and I look forward to voting for their nominations later this week.”

The seven judicial nominations the Senate will consider are as follows:

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  1. Executive Calendar #203, James Wesley Hendrix, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
  2. Executive Calendar #204, Sean D. Jordan, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas.
  3. Executive Calendar #205, Mark T. Pittman, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
  4. Executive Calendar #231, Jeffrey Vincent Brown, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.
  5. Executive Calendar #232, Brantley Starr, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
  6. Executive Calendar #326, Ada E. Brown, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
  7. Executive Calendar #345, Jason K. Pulliam, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas.
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