Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor prior to filing cloture on the nomination of Judge Florence Pan to serve as a Circuit Court Judge for the D.C. Circuit. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:
I will file on the nomination of Judge Florence Pan to serve as a Circuit Court Judge for the D.C. Circuit. One of the most important judicial appointments we can make.
After the Supreme Court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals is the most important federal court in the country, with jurisdiction over cases involving Congress and the entire executive branch.
The judges who preside on the D.C. Circuit must be individuals of high character and unassailable qualification. A few months ago we elevated someone who meets these standards when confirming Michelle Childs to the bench, and we intend to do it again with Judge Pan’s nomination.
And looking ahead, confirming even more of the President’s judicial nominees will be a priority for the Senate.