Senate confirms two judicial nominations

Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerCruz's dad: Trump 'would be worse than Hillary Clinton' With Ryan’s blessing, lawmakers press ahead with tax reform talks Big business will never appease the Left MORE (D-N.Y.) said Schofield had all three things he looks for in judicial nominations.

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“I look for excellence, in judicial and legal knowledge — no hacks,” Schumer said. “Moderation ... and diversity.”

Schumer said that Schofield would be the first Filipino female judge confirmed to serve on the bench.

Frank Paul Geraci, Jr. was confirmed by voice-vote to be the U.S. District Judge for the Western District of New York.

Schumer called Geraci an “outstanding nominee.”

“His breadth and depth of his experience makes him a perfect fit for the Rochester area,” Schumer said.

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidTrump: 'I'd have to think about' Cruz for Supreme Court Reid: Judiciary a 'rubber stamp' for Trump-McConnell Reid: Cruz, Lee on Supreme Court should 'scare you' MORE (D-Nev.) said he expected another judicial confirmation vote when senators return on Monday.

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