After today’s meeting, 25 lifetime judges – including two circuit court nominees and 21 district court nominees – are eligible for a vote on the Senate floor
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee advanced twelve judicial and executive nominations to the full Senate, continuing the Committee’s work filling judicial and executive vacancies with highly qualified, diverse candidates who help ensure the fair and impartial administration of the American justice system.
“We voted to advance nine highly qualified, diverse nominees for lifetime positions on our federal district courts, and we will continue to advance them at an efficient pace. We also advanced one nominee to the Court of Federal Claims and two executive nominees, including April Perry to be the first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois,” said U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Unfortunately, Ms. Perry will likely join other U.S. Attorney nominees being blocked by the junior Senator from Ohio. If the Republican Party wants to continue to project as the ‘party of law and order,’ they will release their holds on these important law enforcement officers.”
Following this week’s confirmation of Judge Jeffrey Cummings to the Northern District of Illinois, the Senate has confirmed 141 judges to lifetime appointments on the federal bench under Chair Durbin and during the Biden administration. After today’s meeting, 25 lifetime judges – including two circuit court nominees and 21 district court nominees – are eligible for a vote on the Senate floor.
The following nominees advanced by the indicated vote totals:
An archived video of today’s hearing can be found here.