Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance | Puerto Rico's water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents' right to sue Crying on TV doesn't qualify Kimmel to set nation's gun agenda Trump knocks ‘fake’ news coverage of his trip to Puerto Rico MORE (D-N.Y.) said Schofield had all three things he looks for in judicial nominations.

“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 ReidChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies Republicans are headed for a disappointing end to their year in power Obama's HHS secretary could testify in Menendez trial MORE (D-Nev.) said he expected another judicial confirmation vote when senators return on Monday.