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Senate Proceeding on May 11th, 2011 :: 5:15:05 to 5:19:20
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Chuck Grassley

5:15:04 to 5:15:25( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: we have confirmed 32% of the president's -- of president obama's judicial nominees this congress compared to only 2% of president bush's -- 29% of president bush's confirmed during the same time period. we have also reported out of committee another 11 nominees. we have reported out of committee 46% of president obama's nominees sent to the

Chuck Grassley

5:15:05 to 5:19:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Chuck Grassley

Chuck Grassley

5:15:26 to 5:15:46( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: senate this year. that exceeds the 38% of president bush's nominees reported out during a comparable period. furthermore, we have held hearings on ten nominees. some of those, i expect, will be reported out of committee at our markup scheduled for tomorrow.

Chuck Grassley

5:15:47 to 5:16:08( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: in total, we have taken positive action on 43 of 71 judicial nominees submitted this congress, or approximately 61% of all nominees. i hope these facts will put to rest once and for all any complaints that we are delaying

Chuck Grassley

5:16:09 to 5:16:29( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: or obstructing judicial nominees. there are currently 89 vacancies before the courts, yet the president has not sent nominees for 51% of those vacancies. he has, however, sent the senate four nominees for seats which are not yet vacant.

Chuck Grassley

5:16:30 to 5:16:54( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: this is perplexing to me since the current vacancy rate is 10%. i would think the white house would concentrate on current vacancies. nevertheless, we simply cannot confirm nominees who do not exist. i have a few remarks regarding the nomination that we're voting

Chuck Grassley

5:16:56 to 5:17:16( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: on today, arenda loretta wright allen is nominated to be u.s. district judge eastern district virginia. mrs. allen received her b.a. from cookstown state college in 1982 and her jiewrs doctorate from -- and her juris doctorate from north carolina central university school of law in

Chuck Grassley

5:17:17 to 5:17:37( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: 1985. following law school, she was commissioned into the united states navy as an ensign. she was -- she served there as legal intern in the naval legal services, office of judge advocate general's corps. in the same year, she was promoteed to lieutenant and became defense attorney for the

Chuck Grassley

5:17:38 to 5:17:59( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: navy. in 1988, the nominee became the staff judge advocate at the naval air and engineering center where she was the sole legal advisor to the commanding officer. leaving the navy in 1990, mrs. allen joined the united states attorney's office for the

Chuck Grassley

5:18:00 to 5:18:20( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: western district virginia as an assistant u.s. attorney. in 1991, she moved to the eastern district of virginia where she remained for the next 15 years as an assistant u.s. attorney. in 2005, the nominee left the u.s. attorney's office to become an assistant federal public

Chuck Grassley

5:18:21 to 5:18:42( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: defender with the federal public defender's office for the eastern district virginia. the american bar association standing committee on the federal judiciary has given her the rating of majority qualified , minority well qualified. i congratulate the nominee and her achievement and public service, and i urge my

Chuck Grassley

5:18:43 to 5:18:55( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: coll nomination and hopefully it will be supported unanimously. i yield the floor the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the

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