Senate votes to confirm New York district judges

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) touted both nominees ahead of the vote. She said she looked forward to having a woman as qualified as Caproni serving her home state.

“She is a woman with impeccable credentials … and has the kind of fair-minded judgment we need on the bench,” Gillibrand said on the Senate floor Monday. “This country needs more women like her.”

Those two nominations were the first Senate votes since the month-long August recess. Lawmakers are expected to now deal with a resolution on whether to use military force against Syria — a vote to begin debate on the resolution is expected Wednesday.