U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement today as the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. to be a United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska.

"Nebraskans are grateful for Senator Fischer’s commitment to our state and faithful leadership to ensure Judge Rossiter's nomination. I'm also thankful that Chairman Grassley and the Judiciary Committee are considering his nomination in a timely manner. Judge Rossiter is an honest and dutiful Nebraskan with a charge to uphold the rule of law impartially and fairly. I am certain his nomination will receive strong bipartisan support."

Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., is a partner at Fraser Stryker in Omaha. From 1982 to 1983, Rossiter served as a law clerk to the Honorable C. Arlen Beam of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska. He is the President-Elect of the Nebraska State Bar Association. He received his J.D. cum laude from Creighton University School of Law in 1981 and his B.S. from Purdue University in 1978.