“Rose possesses an abundance of both personal and professional qualities we look for in those who serve on the bench,” Sen. Tom HarkinTom HarkinThe Hill's 12:30 Report Distance education: Tumultuous today and yesterday Grassley challenger no stranger to defying odds 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 Joseph LeahyOvernight Regulation: Massachusetts AG sues Equifax | Trump weighs easing rules on gun exports | EPA nominee to fight worker safety rule in court Trump to ease rules on gun exports: report Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions 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 GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyRepublicans jockey for position on immigration House clears bill to combat crimes against elderly Grassley: DACA deal wouldn't need border wall funding MORE (R-Iowa) disagreed with Leahy’s assessment saying, “Republicans have been more than fair to the President and his judicial nominees.”