Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinLive coverage: FBI chief, Justice IG testify on critical report Hugh Hewitt to Trump: 'It is 100 percent wrong to separate border-crossing families' Opioid treatment plans must include a trauma-informed approach MORE (D-Ill.) said Durkin was a bipartisan pick for the judicial position.

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“Tom Durkin has all of the necessary attributes to make an effective federal court judge,” Durbin said on the floor before the vote Monday. “He’s demonstrated strong leadership in his community.”

The Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyOn The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Markets roiled by Trump's new tariff threat | Trump lashes out at Canada over trade | Warren looks to block Trump pick for consumer agency The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Defiant Trump meets with House GOP amid border blowback Republican senator calls for face-to-face with EPA’s Pruitt MORE (R-Iowa) said President Obama has had the most post-election judicial confirmations in history.

Durkin’s nomination was supposed to get a roll call vote, but Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidAmendments fuel resentments within Senate GOP Donald Trump is delivering on his promises and voters are noticing Danny Tarkanian wins Nevada GOP congressional primary MORE (D-Nev.) asked that both nominees receive voice-votes after he broke the news that Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) died Monday afternoon.