WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today issued the following statement applauding the Senate Judiciary Committee’s bipartisan vote of 19-1 in favor of the nomination of Kansan Holly Teeter, whom the President has nominated as a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas:

“I’m pleased that my Senate Judiciary Committee colleagues voted overwhelmingly today to move Ms. Teeter’s nomination forward so that she can be considered by the full Senate,” said Sen. Moran. “Her extensive qualifications, exemplary temperament and years of experience make her highly qualified to serve Kansans in this role as a federal judge. I look forward to voting to confirm her to this position, which has been vacant for the last three years, where I am confident she will be a dedicated servant of the law.”

Sen. Moran attended this morning’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to show his support for Ms. Teeter. He also introduced Ms. Teeter to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month as the Committee began consideration of her nomination. Ms. Teeter comes highly recommended by her peers and colleagues.

“Holly Teeter is exceptionally well qualified to serve as a United States District Judge,” said The Honorable Deanell Tacha (Ret.), formerly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. “She has had 11 years of very significant legal experience, and, in particular, has served with distinction as a federal law clerk to Judge Murguia. She brings to the bench outstanding analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills. She is known for her dedicated work ethic and ability to bring to complex legal issues both probing legal analysis and a keen sense of the impact of decisions on the people and institutions that her work impacts. She will be a dedicated and thoughtful public servant who will serve the courts and the nation with her characteristic commitment to excellence in all she does.”

“In addition to her legal ability, Holly has consistently demonstrated a temperament appropriate for the federal bench,” said The Honorable Carlos Murguia, United States District Judge, whom she has clerked for. “She is patient, calm, objective, courteous, confident, firm, articulate, humble, sophisticated, and punctual…. Holly is a very skilled attorney who displays an appropriate judicial temperament and would bring many unique perspectives and skills to our bench. She is a committed public servant, who after clerking, chose a career in the public sector rather than return to the financial benefits of the private sector.”

The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas is a federal trial court that processes civil and criminal cases that come under federal jurisdiction. The District of Kansas covers the full state of Kansas.