Contact: Stacey Holliday, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 126
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- The 109th Congress has very important work still left to be done in the remaining weeks before Christmas in order to leave behind a legacy of strong, lasting leadership, says Concerned Women for America (CWA). The U.S. Senate must stop delaying and start moving with up-or-down votes on the pending nominations of qualified judicial nominees.
President George W. Bush renominated six individuals for appointment to the federal appeals courts on November 15, 2006. They include Terrence W. Boyle, of North Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit; William James Haynes II, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit; Peter D. Keisler, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; William Gerry Myers III, of Idaho, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Norman Randy Smith, of Idaho, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit and Michael B. Wallace, of Mississippi, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit. All are renominations because the Senate has failed to give them an up-or-down vote.
"The Senate needs to deliver up-or-down votes on the six judicial nominees before the Christmas break," said Jan LaRue, CWA's chief counsel. "President Bush has kept his promise time and again by sending highly qualified nominees to the Senate for confirmation. The American people are watching and will remember which Senators were naughty or nice."
Concerned Women for America (CWA) is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.