U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the Committee voted to move Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly’s nomination to serve as U.S. Attorney for Nebraska to the Senate floor.

“It’s good news for Nebraska that my colleagues on the Judiciary Committee voted to send Joe's nomination to the full Senate. Nebraskans know and respect him as a skilled attorney. Lancaster County has long benefited from Joe’s service and soon the entire state of Nebraska will too.”