WASHINGTON— U.S Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement today after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved three of President Trump’s nominees from Louisiana, Donald Washington to serve as director of the U.S. Marshals Service, Wendy Vitter to be U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans), and James D. Cain, Jr. to be U.S. district judge for the Western District of Louisiana (Lake Charles).
“Confirming qualified nominees for the bench and executive branch is one of the Senate’s highest responsibilities,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Wendy, James, and Don have the experience and qualifications necessary to perform these jobs well, and they are committed to upholding the Constitution. I’m glad the Senate Judiciary Committee approved their nominations and I urge the full Senate to confirm them as soon as possible so they can get to work serving the people of Louisiana and the country.”