Cornyn, Hutchison Applaud Senate Confirmation of Gregg Costa and David Guaderrama
as Federal Judges
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) applauded the Senate confirmation of Gregg J. Costa and David C. Guaderrama to fill the judicial vacancies for the Southern District of Texas in Galveston and Western District of Texas in El Paso, respectively:
“I’m thrilled Mr. Costa and Mr. Guaderrama, both of whom have impeccable credentials and a passionate commitment to upholding the law, were confirmed today,” said Sen. Cornyn. “It was my honor to join Sen. Hutchison in recommending them, and I wish them the very best as they take on the important work the President and United States Senate have appointed them to do.”
“I am pleased that the Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Gregg J. Costa and David C. Guaderrama to fill the judicial vacancies for the Southern District of Texas in Galveston and the Western District of Texas in El Paso,” said Sen. Hutchison. “Costa's professional career includes being a law clerk for Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist in 2001, as well as his current position as an Assistant United States Attorney in Houston, where he recently served as the Co-lead Counsel for the United States in the prosecution of Robert Allen Stanford. Judge Guaderrama, as a testament to his service to the El Paso community, has been a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District for the last two years. During his three decades serving in the Texas legal system, Judge Guaderrama has earned many accolades for his leadership in initiating and enacting several successful judicial programs in west Texas. I am confident that these two judges will serve well on the federal bench.”
With assistance from their bipartisan Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, Senators Cornyn and Hutchison (R-TX) recommended them to President Obama in July 2011.