Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on continuing to confirm President Biden’s highly qualified and diverse judicial nominees. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:
Finally on judges, it was another productive week here on the Senate floor when it comes to confirming more judicial nominees. On Monday we completed the confirmation process for Salvador Mendoza to sit on the Ninth Circuit, then we confirmed Lara Montecalvo to the First Circuit, and later this morning we will vote to confirm Sarah Merriam to be on the Second Circuit. We also will return to the nomination of Arianna Freeman to the Third Circuit as soon as possible.
That brings our total for the month of September to five Circuit Court Judges, and we now have confirmed more than eighty judicial nominees to the federal bench. On numerous occasions it has been with bipartisan votes, and I want to thank my Republican colleagues who joined us in voting for these fine nominees.
So to the Judiciary Committee, Senator Durbin, and all of my colleagues, I say great work. Let's keep going.