Bennet Statement on Regina Rodriguez’s Confirmation to Serve on U.S. District Court

Earlier Today, Bennet Spoke on the Senate Floor in Support of Her Nomination

Washington, D.C. — Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Regina Rodriguez to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado by a bipartisan vote of 72-28: 

“Throughout her distinguished career, Regina Rodriguez has demonstrated a deep commitment to service, justice, and the rule of law. Her overwhelmingly bipartisan confirmation signifies that she will make an exceptional judge,” said Bennet. “Today, Regina made history as the first Asian-American to serve on the U.S. District Court in Colorado. Her seat on the court will make it more reflective of and responsive to the people it serves, and I have no doubt that Regina will serve the people of Colorado with integrity.”

Bennet and U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) recommended Rodriguez for the U.S. District Court seat in February. In addition to her legal background, Rodriguez was a founding member of Latinas First Foundation, served on the Board of Directors for the Family Star Montessori, and was a Founding Board Member of Colorado Youth at Risk.  

Rodriguez is the daughter of a Mexican American father and a Japanese American mother. Rodriguez’s historic confirmation makes her the first federal district court judge in the District of Colorado of Asian-American descent. 

Earlier today, Bennet spoke on the Senate floor to support her nomination to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado ahead of her confirmation vote. 

Watch Bennet’s floor speech HERE