Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Continuing To Confirm President Biden’s Highly Qualified Nominees And Advancing President Biden’s Judicial Nominees Through The Judiciary Committee

July 12, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate continuing to confirm President Biden’s nominees.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

The Senate will also continue to confirm highly qualified nominees to the Biden Administration. This week, the Senate will confirm Uzra Zeya to serve as Undersecretary of State, and Julie Su to serve as Deputy Secretary of Labor. Both Ms. Zeya and Ms. Su will add to the expertise, dedication, and diversity of President Biden’s administration.

As the week progresses, members should be advised there will be additional votes in all likelihood on additional nominees.

Judicial appointments remain one of our highest priorities. Later this week, the Judiciary committee will vote to advance five additional judges: two Circuit Court nominees—including Ms. Eunice Lee, one of the great public defenders, not only in New York but in the country, who I’m proud to recommend to the Second Circuit—and three district court nominees.

The Senate has already confirmed more circuit and district court judges before July 4th than during the first year of any presidency in recent history. We will continue this critical work in the months to come and restore balance – much needed balance – to the federal judiciary.