Local Attorney Confirmed by Senate to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas

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December 17, 2014 | The United States Senate confirmed Robert William Schroeder III to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas. The US Senate confirmed the nomination on December 16, 2014 by Voice Vote.

The Honorable David Folsom retired as Judge from the Eastern District of Texas in March 2012.

Judge Schroeder currently practices law as partner in the law firm Patton Tidwell Schroeder in Texarkana, Texas.

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The Library of Congress lists all the activity for Judge Schroeder’s nomination in appointment:

Legislative Actions

Floor Action: June 26, 2014 – Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Committee Action: September 09, 2014 – Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.

Committee Action: November 20, 2014 – Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported favorably.

Floor Action: November 20, 2014 – Reported by Senator Leahy, Committee on the Judiciary, without printed report.

Floor Action: November 20, 2014 – Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. 1078.

Floor Action: December 13, 2014 – Motion to proceed to executive session to consideration of nomination agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

Floor Action: December 13, 2014 – Cloture motion presented in Senate.

Floor Action: December 13, 2014 – By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory quorum under Rule XXII waived.

Floor Action: December 16, 2014 – Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.

Floor Action: December 16, 2014 – By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 12/16/2014.

Floor Action: December 16, 2014 – Considered by Senate.

Floor Action: December 16, 2014 – Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

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