Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) voted to advance Neomi Rao’s nomination to serve as United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit out of committee for consideration on the Senate Floor. In part, Senator Blackburn said the following about Ms. Rao’s nomination:
“Tennesseans have regularly said over the last several years one of the things that concerned them most is the judges that are on our federal bench: their qualifications, their character, their expertise…
“When it comes to Ms. Rao, in my visits with her, I appreciated so much the expertise she brings with her.
“As a female… you have to work twice as hard and prove yourself twice as capable in order to be considered for the same position. To see her diligence, her preparation, the effort she has put into this, I am grateful for her commitment to that service and grateful for her service to our nation. I look forward to supporting her as we move her forward for consideration.”
Senator Blackburn’s full remarks may be found here.