Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding continuing to confirm more of President Biden’s nominees. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:
Concerning the activity on the floor today: the Senate is going to have another busy workday as we continue confirming Presidential nominations to the Administration and onto the federal bench.
Today, three roll call votes are scheduled on the nominations of both the head of the U.S. International Development Finance Corp, and the President’s pick for Assistant Secretary of the Army.
But tonight we are very likely to add additional roll call votes to complete the confirmation of several pending nominations. These votes will likely take us into the early evening, but they are necessary in order to confirm nominees. I will add that until this past year, these nominees almost always have been approved through unanimous consent. Unfortunately, a few people on the other side are holding it up and making us vote on each of these, but vote we must.
Once again though, to move things along, I ask my colleagues to cast their votes quickly tonight, to remain in their seats or near the floor as much as possible, and to be flexible in order to help move things along as quickly possible on the Senate floor as we did last week.
We did a good job voting efficiently last week despite the large number of votes, so I ask everyone that we continue that pace tonight as needed.