Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonDem asks airlines to cap airfares ahead of Hurricane Maria Trump encourages Rick Scott to run for Senate Overnight Regulation: House moves to block methane rule | Senators wrestle with allowing driverless trucks | EPA delays toxic waste rule MORE (D-Fla.) “implored” his colleagues to confirm Chappell ahead of the vote, saying she was not a controversial nominee since she also had the support of GOP Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Trump bets base will stick with him on immigration MORE (Fla.). Nelson added that he is frustrated by the partisanship obstructionism that is holding up some judicial nominations. He said Chappell waited nearly a year for a confirmation vote.

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“I want to express my concern for the growing partisanship that is dragging down our efforts to fill these judicial vacancies across our nation,” Nelson said. “Obviously these nominees should be confirmed without needless obstacles. … We are clearly going in the wrong direction in this Senate.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Live coverage: Sanders rolls out single-payer bill MORE (D-Vt.) said this “unprecedented obstruction” was “severely damaging” the judicial system.

Also on Monday, the Senate voted in favor of the nomination of Michael McShane to be U.S. District Judge for Oregon. He was confirmed on a voice-vote.

“Judge McShane has a heart for people, a head for the law and a high-minded sense of justice,” Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Finance to hold hearing on ObamaCare repeal bill MORE (D-Ore.) said ahead of the vote. “Judge McShane is clearly qualified for this position."