05.20.20

Lankford, Inhofe Praise Confirmation of Oklahoman John Heil

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today praised the Senate confirmation of Oklahoma attorney, Mr. John F. HeilIII, to serve as a US District Judge for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma. Lankford spoke on the Senate floor in support of Mr. Heil immediately before his confirmation.

“I am grateful for the Senate’s attention to Mr. Heil’s nomination to fill this vacancy in the US District Courts for all areas of Oklahoma,” said Lankford. “Mr. Heil will serve Oklahomans and our judicial system well, and his placement will ensure the courts he serves can continue to expeditiously serve the families on their dockets. I am grateful for Mr. Heil’s willingness to serve our state and nation and know he will bring integrity and hard work to the federal bench. Congratulations to John and his family for finally reaching this milestone after a long process together.”

“John Heil will do a fantastic job serving Oklahoma in this new capacity and I am glad the Senate chose to confirm him today,” Inhofe said. “With more than 25 years of law experience in Tulsa County, John truly understands what it takes to serve his fellow Oklahomans. I am proud that, under the direction of President Trump, we continue to confirm judges on the floor quickly and efficiently. Let’s keep it up.”

Heil was nominated by President Trump on November 6, 2019. Lankford introduced Heil at his nomination hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee in January. Heil’s nomination was advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 12, 2020, in a 16-5 bipartisan vote.

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