“Rose possesses an abundance of both personal and professional qualities we look for in those who serve on the bench,” Sen. Tom HarkinTom HarkinGrassley challenger no stranger to defying odds Clinton ally stands between Sanders and chairmanship dream Do candidates care about our health or just how much it costs? MORE (D-Iowa) said before the vote on Monday.

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According to an administration official, President Obama has had 72 female federal judges confirmed in his first term — the same number President George W. Bush had during his entire presidency.

Rose will be the first woman to serve on the Southern District Court of Iowa.

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) voted against her nomination.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahySenate confirms first nominees of Trump era Senate gears up for battle over Trump's CIA pick Overnight Tech: Meet the key players for Trump on tech | Patent chief staying on | Kerry aide goes to Snapchat | Uber's M settlement MORE (D-Vt.) pointed out that there are still 18 pending district court nominees on the Senate calendar, and said he hopes Republicans agree to let them pass soon. Leahy has continuously said President Obama has been treated differently than any of his predecessors in terms of obstruction of judicial nominees.

Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member, Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyGOP senator: Trump budget chief could face confirmation 'problems' Jeff Sessions will protect life Justice, FBI to be investigated over Clinton probes MORE (R-Iowa) disagreed with Leahy’s assessment saying, “Republicans have been more than fair to the President and his judicial nominees.”