Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the nomination of Arianna Freeman to serve as Circuit Court Judge for the Third Circuit, on which the Senate will vote today. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:
The Senate will return to the consideration of another brilliant nominee to serve on the federal bench: Arianna Freeman, nominated to serve as Circuit Court Judge for the Third Circuit.
Ms. Freeman is not only eminently qualified, but she’s historic: she’d be the first ever Black woman to sit on the Third Circuit, joining in the proud company of many Biden nominees who are helping make the bench a more accurate reflection of our country. That’s something all of us are proud of.
A graduate of Swarthmore and Yale, Ms. Freeman would join the bench after working with the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She’s dedicated her career to making sure all people—regardless of wealth or status—have equal representation before the law.
I am confident her perspective will be an asset to the Third District, and I look forward to her confirmation later this morning.