Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement on the investiture of Supreme Court Justice Brown Jackson and Senate Democrats efforts to confirm federal judges:
“Senate Democrats have made historic progress by confirming President Biden’s historically diverse and well-qualified slate of nominees to the federal judiciary. Thanks to our tireless work, President Biden has had more total circuit and district court nominees confirmed at this point in his term than any recent Republican president.
“Senate Democrats are committed to rebuilding the federal judiciary with professionally and personally diverse judges. In addition to confirming historic numbers of public defenders and civil rights lawyers, we have confirmed more Black women judges than any former president at this point, including the first Black woman Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson. In fact, almost seventy five percent of the judges confirmed by this Senate are women, and nearly two thirds are people of color, ensuring the federal bench better reflects the diversity of America.
“Adding to the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience possessed by members of the judiciary is critically important and a historic win for the American people. Senate Democrats will work to build on this progress and continue to confirm President Biden’s nominees to the federal bench.”