Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (C) answers reporters' questions duirng a news conference with (L-R) Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) senate

US Senate Confirms First Latino Philadelphia Judge for Third Circuit Appeals Court

The U.S. Senate confirmed Latino Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo to serve the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, after more than a year since President Barack Obama nominated the Colombian.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Press Conference on 2016 GOP Budget

Congressional Hispanic Caucus: GOP Senate Obstructing Latino Judicial Nominees' Confirmation

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus have called on Senate Republicans to expedite the confirmation votes for four Latino judicial nominees.
Senate Minority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) and Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Senate Judicial Confirmation Vote for Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo Set for January 2016

After more than a year in limbo, the Senate judicial confirmation vote for Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo is officially set for early 2016.
Mitch McConnell

Senate Skips Obama’s Latino Judicial Nominee's Confirmation Vote

More than a year has passed since President Barack Obama nominated Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo to serve the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and while the Senate has steadily schedule confirmation votes, the Latino is still not on the calendar.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (L) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) senate judiciary committee

One Year Later: Obama's Latino Judicial Nominees Still Waits Senate Confirmation

More than a year has passed since President Barack Obama nominated a Latino judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Senate has yet to confirm him.
Patrick Leahy

Sen. Patrick Leahy Calls on Senators to Confirm Latino Judicial Nominees

As the U.S. celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has called for his fellow senators to confirm several Latino judicial nominees -- supported by the non-partisan Hispanic National Bar Association.
Pat Toomey

Senate Democrats Urge Majority Leader to Schedule Judicial Confirmation Votes

Senate Democrats have urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to speed up the judicial nomination process, especially for the 31 "judicial emergency vacancies" that are reportedly affecting communities.
Rand Paul

Senate Confirms First Latina to Federal Court of Appeals, Latino Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo Awaits Confirmation Vote

The U.S. Senate voted and approved the first Latina to serve on the Federal Circuit Court, but one other Latino nominee still awaits his confirmation vote amidst political gridlock.
Pat Toomey

Senate Judicial Confirmation Hearing: GOP Senate Vote for Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo Delayed Further?

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary has finally scheduled an executive meeting for a vote on Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Although the Judiciary Committee announced the vote on the agenda, an actual vote on President Barack Obama's judicial nominee is not guaranteed.
Pat Toomey

Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo Finally Undergoes Senate Judicial Committee Nomination Hearing As Kara Farnandez Stoll Awaits Senate Vote

Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo, currently serving for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, finally had his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday to potentially serve on U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Meanwhile, Kara Farnandez Stoll is still waiting for the Senate's confirmation vote, nearly seven months after President Barack Obama nominated both Latinos.
harry reid john boehner mitch mcconnell

Sen. Harry Reid Hits Back at Sen. Mitch McConnell Over Potentially Blocking Latino Judicial Nominee Luis Felipe Restrepo

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, hit back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for potentially blocking President Barack Obama's federal court nominees, one including a Latino judge for an appeals court.
Rand Paul

Luis Restrepo Nomination Hearing Scheduled for Next Week After Months of Delays

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing on the nomination of Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo for the Third Circuit Court after several months of delays.
harry reid

Luis Restrepo's Nomination Delay Leads to Backlog of Cases

The U.S. Senate’s delay to confirm President Barack Obama’s emergency judicial nominees has created backlogs of cases including juvenile immigration cases.
patrick pat toomey

Democrats, National Groups Urge GOP Senators to Expedite Nomination Process of Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo After Delays

Senate Republicans have been criticized for delaying the confirmation process of a Latino judicial nominee -- Luis Felipe Restrepo -- who was nominated by President Barack Obama last November 2014.
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