WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced that Judge Cristina Silva and Professor Anne Traum, President Biden’s nominees for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, advanced out of the Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support. The nominees now head to a confirmation vote by the full Senate.

“I’m very glad to see that the nominations of Judge Silva and Professor Traum have advanced through the Senate Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support,” said Senator Rosen. “These highly qualified nominees are poised to fill federal judicial vacancies on the U.S. District Court of Nevada that have been open for several years. I look forward to seeing these nominations brought to the Senate floor and will keep working with my colleagues for their swift confirmation.”

“Judge Silva and Professor Traum are remarkable, fair-minded, and highly qualified women who will serve Nevada well on the federal bench,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I look forward to voting for their confirmation as soon as possible so they can get to work advancing justice.” 

The White House selected these two nominees from a list of candidates vetted by the senators’ bipartisan judicial commissions. Traditionally, U.S. Senators confer with the White House and propose candidates for the President to nominate to fill judicial vacancies in their home state.

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