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Crapo Chairs Nomination Hearing for Ryan Nelson; Risch Introduces Nelson to Committee

Risch Introduces Nelson to Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON –  Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today chaired the hearing for Ryan Nelson, an attorney from Idaho Falls and sixth-generation Idahoan, who has been nominated by President Trump to serve as a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  In comments about Nelson, to his Senate colleagues, Crapo highlighted Nelson’s thorough legal experience and ability. 

“Ryan has been widely recognized by his peers for his judgement and legal acumen.  As a native Idahoan going back generations, Ryan has spent considerable amount of his career focusing on the bountiful natural resources and incredible environment enjoyed by us westerners,” said Crapo, adding “he understand the importance of not just how the law works and the development and implementation, but also respects that the ultimate rule-maker in our federal system is Congress.” 

As part of his hearing, Nelson was introduced to the committee by Idaho Senator Jim Risch, who said “Ryan has a deep understanding of the unique issues involving land and water that directly impact the west and directly impact western culture…In light of his qualifications and his outstanding record of public service, I respectfully as the committee to send this nomination to the full Senate for confirmation.” 

Nelson’s nomination will be voted on at a date to be determined by the Senate Judiciary Committee.  If confirmed, Nelson will take the seat of Judge N. Randy Smith, who announced he will take senior status later this year.  The entire hearing can be found here on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s website.


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