Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker released the following statements on the Senate's announcement today that on Tuesday, July 10th, it will vote on the confirmation of Judge John Thomas Fowlkes, Jr., to be the U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee:
Alexander: "I'm pleased that the Senate has scheduled a vote on Judge Fowlkes' confirmation. He's an excellent nominee who has a lot of respect in Memphis for his judicial independence and service to the community, and I look forward to supporting his confirmation."
Corker: "When the White House began looking for someone to fill this position, the first name from every civic and respected political leader in Memphis was Judge Fowlkes. I am highly impressed with him and look forward to voting for him on July 10."