Three federal appeals court nominees moved closer to confirmation on Thursday, capping a week in which the Senate prioritized getting more judges picked by President Joe Biden on the bench.
The Democratic-led chamber invoked cloture, or voted to end debate, on U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit nominee Beth Robinson, 51-36, and Fourth Circuit nominee Toby Heytens, 51-31. Their confirmation votes will likely take place next week.
The Senate Judiciary Committee also advanced Judge Lucy Koh’s nomination to the Ninth Circuit, moving her nomination to the full Senate for consideration.
The actions come at the end of the ...