Blackburn Becomes First Republican Woman to Chair Judiciary Hearing

November 13, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) made history when she became the first Republican woman to chair a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. She chaired alongside Ranking Member Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), marking the first time two female Senators led a Judiciary hearing. The hearing considered four federal judicial nominees, including Stephen Vaden of Tennessee for the Court of International Trade.

Yesterday, Senator Blackburn spoke on the Senate floor about the historic number of judicial nominees confirmed by the Senate during President Trump’s administration—158 to date.

To view Senator Blackburn’s opening remarks, click below or here.

To view Senator Blackburn’s speech on confirming constitutionalist judges to the federal bench, click below or here.