Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the Senate moving forward on two more of President Biden’s highly qualified judicial nominees. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:
Today on the floor, the Senate will proceed with the nominations of two extraordinary judicial nominees.
We’ll first confirm Shanlyn Park, to serve as a District Judge for the District of Hawaii. Once confirmed, Judge Park will become the only Native Hawaiian woman on the federal bench.
Later this afternoon, we’ll move forward with the nomination of Irma Ramirez to serve as Circuit Court Judge for the Fifth Circuit.
Judge Ramirez is an accomplished and well-respected litigator who would bring over thirty years of legal experience to the Fifth Circuit. If confirmed, Judge Ramirez will be the first Latina to serve on the Fifth Circuit and the only active Latino judge on the court.
I will enthusiastically support both nominees today, and this Senate Majority will continue to prioritize judges moving forward.