Ahead Of Discharge Vote, Durbin Urges Colleagues To Support Nomination Of Jennifer Sung To The Ninth Circuit
WASHINGTON – Ahead of her discharge vote on the Senate floor, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today spoke in support of the nomination of Jennifer Sung to serve on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a speech on the Senate floor, Durbin highlighted Ms. Sung’s extensive experience. Ms. Sung received a 10-10 vote to advance out of Committee. Under the provisions of S. Res. 27, Leader Schumer had to file a discharge motion on Ms. Sung’s nomination to place her on the executive calendar.
“The American Bar Association rated her ‘Well Qualified.’ As the first Asian American woman, she will be the first to hold the Oregon seat in the Ninth Circuit bringing diversity to that bench. Her professional accomplishments and her commitment to fairness and impartiality are profound and impressive. I support her and I hope my colleagues will as well,” Durbin said.
Video of Durbin’s statement on the Senate floor is available here.
Audio of Durbin’s statement on the Senate floor is available here.
Footage of Durbin’s statement on the Senate floor is available here for TV Stations.
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