Washington, D.C.— House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the following statement upon the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next associate justice to the Supreme Court of the United States.

“Judge Neil Gorsuch has proven himself to be one of the most qualified jurists to be nominated to the Supreme Court, and it is a pleasure to see him confirmed to the highest court in the land.

“Throughout the long and daunting confirmation process, Judge Gorsuch has demonstrated his faithfulness to the rule of law and the original meaning of the Constitution, as well as his ability to keep politics out of the work of the court. 

“President Trump made an excellent nomination to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, and I have no doubt that Judge Gorsuch will serve the Court admirably as the next associate justice.”