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Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise Committee Approval of Jason Pulliam to be U.S. District Judge in San Antonio

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Jason Pulliam to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio:

"Jason has served our country and the Lone Star State with excellence," Sen. Cruz said. "His experience, coupled with his commitment to public service and professionalism will serve Texans in the Western District well, and I urge my colleagues to quickly confirm him to the bench."

"Jason has served Texas and his country both as a judge and as a U.S. Marine, and I have no doubt he will excel in this new role," said Sen. Cornyn. "I want to thank President Trump for nominating Jason, and I urge my colleagues to support his swift confirmation."

The senators recommended this nominee to President Trump following an extensive review and interview process of the candidate pool by the bipartisan Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee (FJEC). Sens. Cruz and Cornyn established the FJEC, a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys in Texas, to help identify the most qualified candidates to fill judicial vacancies. The panel reviewed applications, interviewed candidates, and made recommendations to the Senators, who interviewed individuals before making their recommendations to the President.

Jason Pulliam is Of Counsel with Prichard Young, where his practice focuses on complex civil litigation matters. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Mr. Pulliam served as a Justice on Texas' Fourth Court of Appeals and a judge for the Bexar County Court at Law, handling both civil and criminal matters. Mr. Pulliam has also served as a member of the United States Marine Corps Judge Advocate General's Corps, serving as defense counsel. Mr. Pulliam received his J.D., cum laude, from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University and an M.A. and B.A., cum laude, from Brooklyn College.