Press Release

President Nominates First Federal Judge for Texas

Judge Saldana Nominated for Laredo Bench

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Washington, July 14, 2010 | Ashley Patterson (202 225-1640) | comments
Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s nomination of U.S. Magistrate Judge Diana Saldana to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Saldana will serve as one of two federal judges for the U.S. District Court in Laredo, Texas. This is the first nomination made by the President to fulfill the pending federal judgeships throughout the State of Texas.
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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s nomination of U.S. Magistrate Judge Diana Saldana to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Saldana will serve as one of two federal judges for the U.S. District Court in Laredo, Texas. This is the first nomination made by the President to fulfill the pending federal judgeships throughout the State of Texas.

"Today, I congratulate Judge Diana Saldana on this honor and privilege to be nominated by the President as a U.S. District Court Judge in Laredo, Texas. In this role, she will continue to serve the good people of Laredo and she will continue to uphold the rule of law to the benefit of our nation and state. The Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation recommended to the White House Judge Saldana based on her solid qualifications and dedication to the court. This is pivotal moment for our state as she is the President’s first nomination to the bench of the U.S. District Court in Texas. I hope and trust that this is indicative of other nominations to soon follow. Moving forward, I will continue to work with the Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation and with Senator John Cornyn and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison to ensure the State of Texas has its judgeships fulfilled as quickly as possible. I trust that our Senate colleagues will expeditiously review Judge Saldana’s nomination and I look forward to working together on our remaining nominations throughout the state."



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Congressman Henry Cuellar is a member of the U.S. House Homeland Security, Agriculture, and Government Oversight & Reform Committees in the 111th Congress. Accessibility to constituents, education, health care, economic development, and national security are his priorities. Congressman Cuellar is also a Senior Whip and member of the Blue Dog Coalition.

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