Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative David Kustoff (TN-08)
November 18, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman David Kustoff (TN-08) applauded the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture and Obion County native, Stephen Vaden, to the U.S. Court of International Trade. The U.S. Court of International Trade is comprised of nine judges with nationwide jurisdiction over any federal matter affecting trade, including agricultural commodities. Judges on the U.S. Court of International Trade serve for life under Article III of the Constitution.
“I applaud the Senate’s confirmation of Stephen Vaden to the U.S. Court of International Trade. As an Obion County native, former General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the first Tennessean ever to sit on the Court of International Trade, Stephen Vaden will bring an extensive knowledge on trade, agriculture, and international law to this important body. Stephen Vaden is a terrific addition to this Court,” said Rep. Kustoff. “Stephen is well suited to serve our country with integrity as one of the nine judges appointed to the U.S. Court of International Trade.”