December 01, 2022

Wyden, Merkley Statement on Committee Vote on Associate Justice Adrienne Nelson Nomination to U.S. District Court

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a vote on the nomination of Oregon Supreme Court Associate Justice Adrienne Nelson to the U.S. District Court in Oregon. Justice Nelson received a vote of 12-10. Her nomination will next be considered by the full U.S. Senate.

“We are pleased to see Justice Nelson’s nomination clear this major hurdle," the senators said. "With a deep understanding of the law, an unparalleled work ethic, and a commitment to fairness and justice for all, Justice Nelson will be an excellent addition to the U.S. District Court. We look forward to casting our vote for her on the floor of the Senate, and we strongly encourage our colleagues on both sides of the aisle to join us."