Senators to process judicial, financial nominees

By Manuel Quiñones | 07/08/2024 06:31 AM EDT

The Senate returns from a two-week recess to vote on an appeals court pick.

Capitol dome.

Nominees are leading the Senate's post-recess agenda. Francis Chung/POLITICO

Senate lawmakers will return to session Monday to vote on Nancy Maldonado to serve on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Maldonado — currently a district judge in Illinois — advanced 43-27 on Thursday before the chamber left on a two-week recess. The Senate has already confirmed more than 200 of President Joe Biden’s judicial picks.

Also on the Senate’s agenda for the coming days are Robin Meriweather, nominee for a seat on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and Patricia Lee, the president’s choice for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Meriweather is currently a magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.


The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing before recess on Karla Campbell for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Julia Lipez for the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.