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Senate Democrats Look to Close Judicial Confirmation Gap

Biden close to matching pace of Trump appointments at this point in presidency. (Click image for article.)

Photo: Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., set up procedural votes this week on three judicial nominations. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

 

Senate Democrats have teed up floor action this week on three more of President Joe Biden’s judicial nominations, whose confirmations would catch up to the pace set by former President Donald Trump at this point in his presidency.

But the Biden administration still faces a tricky confirmation process to surpass Trump’s record overall on filling the federal bench, in part because Democrats hold a slim 51-49 advantage and Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., has put a caveat on his support for Biden judicial nominees.

Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., readied three district court nominees for procedural floor votes as early as Monday.

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