Paul William Grimm was confirmed to be U.S. district judge for Maryland.

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Before the vote, Sens. Ben CardinBen CardinDemocrats step up calls that Russian hack was act of war Making water infrastructure a priority Senators introduce new Iran sanctions MORE (D-Md.) and Barbara MikulskiBarbara MikulskiAfter 30 years celebrating women’s history, have we made enough progress? DC restaurant owners sue Trump hotel over unfair competition: report Meet the Trump pick who could lead Russia probe MORE (D-Md.) urged their colleagues to vote for Grimm’s confirmation.

“I ask for civic engagement in Maryland so [judicial nominees are] familiar with the life and times of those they adjudicate over,” Mikulski said on the floor Monday. “Judge Grimm does exactly that. He brings the right hard-working values to the bench.”

Republican Sen. Roy BluntRoy BluntTop Dems prep for future while out of the spotlight Overnight Healthcare: Pressure mounts for changes to GOP ObamaCare bill Pressure mounts for changes to ObamaCare bill MORE (R-Mo.) voted against Grimm's confirmation.