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

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Before the vote, Sens. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinSenators debate new business deduction, debt in tax law hearing The Hill's 12:30 Report Dems give muted praise to Pompeo-Kim meeting MORE (D-Md.) and 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.) 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 Dean BluntSenators fume over fight to change rules for Trump's nominees GOP poised to advance rules change to speed up Trump nominees McCaskill outpaces GOP opponent by more than million MORE (R-Mo.) voted against Grimm's confirmation.