Senate votes to confirm US district judge for Maryland

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

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Before the vote, Sens. Ben CardinBen CardinSenate Democrat calls on Mexico to step up search for missing students Senators already eyeing changes to 9/11 bill after veto override State official hints more Chinese firms being probed for N. Korean ties MORE (D-Md.) and Barbara MikulskiBarbara MikulskiSenate Dems: Add Flint aid to spending deal This week: Shutdown deadline looms over Congress Week ahead: Key court date for climate rule; Fight over Flint aid 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 BluntDem groups target Blunt with .3 million ad campaign The Trail 2016: Just a little kick Senate rivals gear up for debates MORE (R-Mo.) voted against Grimm's confirmation.