The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Lauren J. King to a U.S. district court, making her just the fourth Native American judge on the entire federal bench.
King, 39, was confirmed to a lifetime seat on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Every Democrat present voted for her. Six Republicans voted for her: Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Mike Rounds (S.D.).