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In a voice vote George Russell was confirmed by the Senate for U.S. District Court judge. John Tharp, for the Northern District of Illinois, was confirmed 86 to 1. Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeDenial of services to same-sex couples can harm their health GOP Senate primary heats up in Montana Senate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA MORE (R-Utah) was the one dissenting vote.

"He's an extraordinarily talented individual," Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinHouse easily passes prison reform bill backed by Trump This week: House GOP regroups after farm bill failure Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Trump hits federally funded clinics with new abortion restrictions MORE (D-Ill.) said of Tharp ahead of the vote on the nominees. "What is interesting about Jay Tharp is that every aspect of his nomination has been bipartisan."

Tharp was part of a deal between Durbin and Sen. Mark KirkMark Steven KirkThis week: Trump heads to Capitol Hill Trump attending Senate GOP lunch Tuesday High stakes as Trump heads to Hill MORE (R-Ill.) to confirm two judicial nominees with the support of each other. Durbin agreed to support Tharp's nomination as long as Kirk supported John Z. Lee, who was confirmed for the Northern District of Illinois a week earlier. Kirk, who suffered a stroke in January, was unable to come to the Senate floor to vote for Tharp.

Russell also received praise ahead of the vote.

"This judge, Judge Russell, has public service in his DNA," Sen. Barbara MikulskiBarbara Ann MikulskiDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee Robert Mueller's forgotten surveillance crime spree Clinton: White House slow-walking Russia sanctions MORE (D-Md.) said ahead of the vote. "He's a devoted public servant, he comes with a great background, he brings together recommendations from both the public and private sector and I urge my colleagues for endorsing the nomination of Judge Russell and I ask their support in voting for him."

Both Republicans and Democrats have accused the opposing party of causing judicial vacancies either by stalling on confirmations or picking nominees that clearly would not have bipartisan support.

Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyFormer US attorneys urge support for Trump nominee Dem leaders request bipartisan meeting on Russia probe Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — House passes 'right to try' drug bill | Trump moves to restrict abortion referrals MORE (R-Iowa), the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Democrats were wrong to accuse Republicans of obstructing judicial nominees. He noted that so far 25 more nominees had been confirmed during President Obama's term than all of President George W. Bush's time in office.

"The fact of the matter is that President Obama is being treated much more fairly than Democrats treated President Bush," Grassley said.

The Senate adjourned after it confirmed its nominees and Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidMcConnell not yet ready to change rules for Trump nominees The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by CVS Health — Trump’s love-hate relationship with the Senate Trump to press GOP on changing Senate rules MORE (D-Nev.) announced that a vote moving legislation reauthorizing the Export-Import bank would be held on Tuesday. The chamber gavels in at 10 a.m. 

—This story was updated at 6:47 p.m.