Sasse: “Steve is one step closer to the Eighth Circuit and Nebraskans are one step closer to having a federal judge who understands that judges don’t invent new laws.

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Steve Grasz to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit. A final confirmation vote will happen later this week.

“Steve is one step closer to the Eighth Circuit and Nebraskans are one step closer to having a federal judge who understands that judges don’t invent new laws, they apply existing laws,” said Sasse. “Steve’s humility, integrity, and impressive record won him a majority over efforts to drag his reputation through mud with anonymous allegations. I’m proud of Steve’s hard work and I’m eager for the Senate to move to a final vote this week.” 

Background: 

Senator Sasse, Nebraska’s first member of the Senate Judiciary Committee since Gerald Ford was President, has been an outspoken advocate for Steve Grasz nomination since he and Nebraska’s senior Senator, Deb Fischer, made their recommendation to the Administration. 

More on Sasse’s work on the Senate floor and in the Judiciary Committee can be found herehere, and here.