Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the twenty-eight historic confirmations of President Biden’s judicial nominees to the federal bench. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:
Here is a number that everyone watching the work of the Senate should take note of: twenty-eight.
That is the number of federal judges that, after yesterday’s confirmations of Beth Robinson and Toby Heytens, the Senate has confirmed in the nine months since President Biden took the oath of office.
Twenty-eight judges: nineteen to serve on district courts and nine to serve as appellate judges.
The vast majority of these new judges are people of color, the majority of them being women, and many from backgrounds that have long been overlooked in selection of our nation’s judges. This is more judges put in the first nine months of the president's first term than has happened in a very long time.