Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Rep. Terri Sewell Responds to President Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination

Mar 16, 2016
Press Release
The Congresswoman calls on the U.S. Senate to do its job and hold a confirmation hearing


Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) released the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court:

“In fulfillment of his constitutional duty, President Obama has nominated a qualified jurist to the United States Supreme Court. Merrick Garland is a highly qualified jurist on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and is deserving of a confirmation hearing from the Senate.   America expects the United States Senate to do its job and give the President’s nominee fair consideration and a timely vote. Our democracy demands that our leaders lead and do their jobs-- the American people deserve no less.”



Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the distinguished House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence charged with the oversight of our national security. She is the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture, a key subcommittee on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.