Durbin Urges Colleagues To Support Nomination Of Florence Pan To District Court Of D.C.
When confirmed, Judge Pan will be the first Asian-American woman to serve on the District Court for the District of Columbia
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today spoke in support of the nomination of Florence Pan to the District Court for the District of Columbia ahead of her cloture vote on the Senate floor. In a speech on the Senate floor, Durbin highlighted Judge Pan’s professional experience and the historic nature of her nomination.
“This week, the Senate will vote on Florence Pan’s nomination for the District Court for the District of Columbia. She’s highly qualified with more than a decade of experience on the bench. If confirmed, she would be the first Asian American woman to serve on that court,” Durbin said. “The historic nature of Judge Pan’s nomination will help build a federal bench that reflects [our nation’s] full diversity. I urge my colleagues to join me in supporting her.”
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.
Last month, Judge Pan advanced out of Committee with a bipartisan vote of 18-4.
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