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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) and U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) issued the following statements today after three Louisiana nominees were approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

The committee approved:

•           Kurt D. Englehardt to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

•           Barry W. Ashe to be the U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

•           Brandon J. Fremin to be U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana.

“All of these nominees have stellar legal qualifications and will serve Louisiana well.  They’ve tackled tough legal cases with great skill and knowledge,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “I look forward to congratulating them after the full Senate approves them.”

“Confirming good, qualified judges and U.S. attorneys who will uphold the Constitution is one of our top priorities in the Senate, and Kurt Englehardt, Barry Ashe and Brandon Fremin fit the bill,” said Dr. Cassidy. “I’m glad their nominations are moving forward and urge the full Senate to approve them without delay so they can begin serving the people of Louisiana and our country.”