Moments before Failla’s confirmation vote, Pamela Ki Mai Chen was confirmed by voice-vote to be a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

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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 he “enthusiastically” supported both Failla and Chen’s nominations.

Schumer called Chen “fair, decent and honest" and Failla “highly intelligent and analytical.”

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.) announced earlier Monday that the Senate would also vote on Caitlin Joan Halligan, a District of Columbia circuit court nominee, later in the week. 

Schumer said Halligan has waited 23 months for an up-or-down vote in the Senate on her nomination.

Republicans blocked Halligan’s nomination during the last Congress, despite the fact that the D.C. circuit court has four judicial vacancies. Some GOP members have criticized her views on gun-control and abortion as too extreme.