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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Continuing Its Work To Advance President Biden’s Highly Qualified Judicial Nominees

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the Senate’s continued work in advancing President Biden’s judicial nominees. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

Off the floor, the Senate continues its work on considering more of President Biden’s outstanding nominees to the federal bench.

This morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding its first markup of the year on over a dozen highly qualified individuals, for seats on both the District and Circuit level courts. Once they’re reported out of committee, we’ll look for the best opportunities to bring them to the floor.

The nominees being marked up today will continue adding to the court’s diversity – more women, more people of color, more individuals from unique backgrounds. I hope our Republican colleagues will work with us to move many of these nominees through, and I thank the Judiciary Committee and Chairman Durbin for their good and hard work.