The Senate Judiciary Committee approved two U.S. District Court judge nominees from Pennsylvania today, sending their nominations to the Senate floor for a final vote.
Matthew Brann and Malachy Mannion, judicial nominees for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, were approved by voice vote after a June confirmation hearing.
U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) spoke at their June confirmation hearing and congratulated the nominees after the vote.
"I'm pleased that the Judiciary Committee has voted in favor of the judicial nominations Malachy Mannion and Matthew Brann," Sen. Casey said. "Both nominees were selected through a bipartisan process that included myself, Sen. Toomey and the administration. Malachy Mannion and Matthew Brann will make excellent judges and I'm hopeful that the full Senate will soon vote in favor of these nominations in a bipartisan fashion."
"Matthew Brann has a wealth of legal experience gained from more than two decades in private practice, and I look forward to seeing him on the federal bench in Williamsport soon," Sen. Toomey said. "Malachy Mannion has served honorably for more than a decade as a U.S. District magistrate judge, and his intellect, experience and knowledge of the law will serve him well in his new role. I hope the Senate will confirm these qualified, experienced nominees in a timely manner."