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Udall, Heinrich Announce Judge Kea Riggs Confirmed by Senate to Fill Vacancy on U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that the full Senate has confirmed Judge Kea Whetzal Riggs, by a vote of 94-0, to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. Udall and Heinrich issued the following joint statement:

“We are pleased to congratulate Judge Riggs on her Senate confirmation, and we are glad that this vacancy will be filled. Judge Riggs has a long record of distinguished service and is well qualified for this seat. We will continue to work in good faith on a bipartisan basis to fulfill our Constitutional advice and consent responsibilities to ensure that New Mexico’s court system operates how it is supposed to—with unbiased judges and speedy and fair trials.”

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