Today, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Chair of the Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation and senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed the nominations of Gregg Costa for a federal judgeship in Galveston and Judge David Guaderrama for a federal judgeship in El Paso:
"I am pleased that the Senate has now confirmed Gregg Costa and Judge David Guaderrama as federal judges. The confirmation of these two individuals was long overdue. Mr. Costa has dedicated most of his outstanding legal career to public service. Judge Guaderrama has long served the El Paso community with distinction. Each will help strengthen federal justice in Texas. While this process took far too long and there remain too many unfilled judicial vacancies in Texas, this vote represents modest progress."