Warner & Kaine Statement on Committee Passage of Judge Robert Ballou’s Nomination to the Western District of Virginia
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) released the following statement applauding the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of Judge Robert Ballou – President Biden’s nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia:
“We are pleased to see our recommended candidate for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Judge Robert Ballou, advance through the Senate Judiciary committee. We proudly support Judge Ballou and are confident that he will continue to serve Virginia and our country well. We are looking forward to a full Senate confirmation as soon as possible.”
In August 2021, Sens. Warner and Kaine sent a letter to President Biden recommending Judge Ballou for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia following Judge James P. Jones’ decision to take senior status. President Biden announced Judge Ballou’s nomination in July 2022.
Judge Ballou’s nomination is now subject to confirmation by the full Senate.