July 6, 2023

On The Bench: Week of July 6, 2023

The Senate is scheduled to return from its mid-summer recess next week. Before leaving for the recess, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer filed cloture on two Article III nominees: Tiffany Cartwright (W.D. Wash.) and Kymberly Evanson (W.D. Wash.). Cartwright and Evanson are among 17 nominees – on the Senate floor waiting for cloture and confirmation votes. The Senate will likely hold the cloture and confirmation votes for both nominees next week.

While nothing is scheduled yet, the Senate Judiciary Committee will potentially hold a markup on Thursday, July 13.

As of July 6, there are 93 Article III vacancies, 71 of which are current. Once the new nominees are officially nominated, there will be 31 pending nominees: 17 waiting for floor votes, 4 waiting to be reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and 10 waiting for hearings before the Committee. To date, 136 Article III judges have been confirmed during the Biden-Harris Administration.