Senate Confirms Tiffany Cunningham To The Federal Circuit On Bipartisan Vote

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Tiffany P. Cunningham to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit by a bipartisan vote of 63-33.  U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding Ms. Cunningham’s confirmation:

“This is a truly historic confirmation—Ms. Cunningham will serve as the first Black judge on the Federal Circuit.  She will not only bring much-needed diversity to the bench, but she will bring impeccable credentials as well.  I’m pleased my colleagues joined me in a bipartisan manner in support of Ms. Cunningham’s nomination.”

Last month, Ms. Cunningham was voted out of Committee on a bipartisan vote of 16-6.