WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement following the Senate confirmation of D.C. Superior Court Judges William Nooter and Steven Wellner, both of whom have been waiting since 2013 to be confirmed.
“Today’s confirmation of both William Nooter and Steven Wellner to serve on the D.C. Superior Court is welcome news, albeit long-overdue. I thank my colleagues for doing the right thing and approving these well-qualified nominees. I am confident that Judge Nooter and Judge Wellner are ready to hit the ground running. Given the extraordinary amount of time it took these two, non-controversial and bipartisan nominees to get confirmed, I urge my colleagues to act in a more timely manner on the additional D.C. Superior Court and Court of Appeals nominees expected in the coming months.”