Boozman, Durbin

Executive Session (Scudder Nomination)

Senator Boozman: (3:50 p.m.)

  • Spoke on National Police Week.
    • "This is National Police Week, a time for recognizing the men and women in law enforcement who serve and protect our nation. National Police Week is a solemn occasion to honor those who tragically lost their lives while serving in the line of duty. The names of those men and women are carved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Memorial. Each year during this week, families and colleagues of the fallen travel to our nation's capital for this special commemoration. This year 360 names will be added, including four officers who served the citizens of Arkansas. We remember Arkansans whose names are newly etched into the walls of this treasured memorial. I would like to recognize these heroes."


Senator Durbin: (4:13 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the pending judicial nominations.
    • "I make it a practice whenever someone comes before me who has practiced in the federal courts of Chicago to ask them, who do you think are the best judges on the federal bench? I can tell you without exception Amy St. Eve's name always is mentioned - always. That is no exaggeration. It is a little bittersweet to see her leave the district court bench, but she has the qualifications and judgments to step up and be an outstanding member of the seventh circuit. I'm honored to support her nomination. I want to congratulate her and her family, her husband Howard and their children on this important day in the United States Senate. Michael Scudder was born next door to Illinois in Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph's College and after working for several years as an accountant, he attended Northwestern Law School where he earned his J.D."