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May 26, 2009

Statement of Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez on President Obama’s Selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor

“The President has chosen a nominee with a record of excellence and integrity and I commend him for this thoughtful appointment.  Her uniquely American story of rising from a humble background to overcome numerous obstacles, coupled with her professional experience at nearly every level of the judicial system, make her an outstanding choice.  Not only will she bring a balanced approach to legal issues that will benefit all Americans, but, importantly, this historic selection adds needed diversity to the Court.  I urge the Senate to move swiftly to confirm Judge Sotomayor before the August Recess.”