WASHINGTON, DC – PA U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey introduced legislation to name the U.S. Courthouse in Harrisburg in honor of Judge Sylvia Rambo. Since her tenure as chief judge, Rambo has advocated for the planning, construction, and funding of the new courthouse. In June 2018, after Casey and Toomey helped to secure funding for the project, construction began. The courthouse is expected to open in 2022. Rambo is a Senior Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. She was appointed to the federal bench by President Carter in 1979. In 1992, she became the first woman to serve as Chief Judge of the Middle District. Previously, she served on the Court of Common Pleas of Cumberland County. Judge Rambo received her B.A. from Dickinson College and her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law.