Bacharach sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee, but his nomination stalled in July when Senate Republicans — hoping Mitt Romney would win the presidency and make his own judicial nominations — refused to allow votes on appeals court judges before the presidential election.
Both of Oklahoma's Republican senators endorsed Bacharach for the appeals court position, though neither voted to help break a GOP filibuster of his confirmation vote.
The 10th Circuit Court is a step below the U.S. Supreme Court. The seat for which Bacharach has been nominated has been vacant since July 2010.
Bacharach, 53, has been a U.S. magistrate judge since 1999 for the Western District of Oklahoma and has handled nearly 3,000 criminal and civil matters. He received the highest possible rating from the American Bar Association after being nominated last year.