U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, the first Nebraskan to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee since the 1970s, issued the following statement on the official investiture of Judge Brian Buescher. 

“The most important thing the Senate is doing right now is putting great judges on the courts — folks like Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Nebraska's own Brian Buescher and Steve Grasz. I’m proud to have led Brian’s confirmation fight in the Judiciary Committee. Brian is a good man and a great judge. This fifth-generation Nebraskan is going to make our state proud.”

Background on Confirmation Fight: 

In January, after Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats attacked Mr. Buescher for his membership in the Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest fraternal Catholic service organization, Senator Sasse led the defense of Judge Buescher. Sasse ultimately led a Senate resolution to reaffirm religious liberty and condemn religious tests for federal officials. The Senate unanimously adopted the resolution. 

Background on Judge Buescher: 

As the first Nebraskan to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee since the 1970s, Sasse led Mr. Buescher's nomination hearing.

Senators Sasse and Fischer recommended Mr. Buescher’s nomination to the President last year. 

Judge Buescher is a Nebraska native. He graduated from Sandy Creek High School, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Georgetown University. He has spent his entire legal career practicing in Nebraska — accruing a broad range of experience from representing Nebraska farmers to protecting victims of domestic violence — and led the agriculture litigation team for Kutak Rock LLP, where he worked in the firm’s Omaha office. Brian is married and the proud father of five children.