The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has decided to postpone a judgeship confirmation vote for Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni.
The committee was scheduled to vote to appoint him to the U.S. district court bench in Springfield, but is holding off.
Senators did not say why they made the decision to wait.
Mastroianni was nominated by President Barack Obama in the fall to replace Michael Ponsor, who took senior status in 2012.
He has served as Hampden County's district attorney since 2011.
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