Nomination of Travis R. McDonoughby Senator Bob Corker
Posted on 2015-12-07
CORKER. Madam President, I rise today to support the confirmation
of a fellow Chattanoogan, Travis R. McDonough, who has been nominated
to serve as U.S. district court judge for the Eastern District of
Tennessee. I have known Travis personally for many years, and I have
full confidence that he will serve the people of Tennessee honorably if
confirmed to the Federal bench.
Travis is well known in Chattanooga as a civic leader and has earned broad respect in our community. He most recently served as chief of staff and counselor to the mayor, having previously served as a partner at the law firm of Miller & Martin, where he specialized in criminal and white-collar litigation. A Truman scholar, he received his undergraduate degree from Sewanee and his law degree from Vanderbilt University.
We had a number of conversations, as you can imagine, during his confirmation process, and he has assured me he will be a fair and independent judge. I wholeheartedly support his nomination and encourage my colleagues to support his confirmation.
Thank you, Madam President.
I yield the floor.
I suggest the absence of a quorum.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will call the roll.
The senior assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.