BOISE - Idaho's U.S. senators say they will push for a confirmation vote on a federal judge nominee during the lame duck session of Congress.
The Spokesman-Review reports that Idaho has been down to just one active federal U.S. district judge since summer 2015. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch say they are standing by nominee David Nye and will push for a confirmation vote in the Congressional session that started Monday or for Nye's nomination with the Trump administration in 2017.
Crapo spokesman Lindsay Nothern noted that Nye has already won unanimous support from the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Nye is number 18 on a list of 20 presidential nominees for U.S. District Court judgeships who are awaiting full Senate confirmation votes.