Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Peter Welte to serve as the U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota.
“Given his qualifications and strong record of upholding the rule of law, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Peter’s nomination today,” said Hoeven. “Now that we’ve secured committee approval for both Peter’s nomination to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge and Drew Wrigley to be U.S. Attorney, we’ll work to move these nomination through the full Senate as soon as possible. These nominees are immensely qualified for these posts and the Senate should confirm them.”
Last week, the Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of former Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley to again serve as U.S. Attorney for North Dakota.