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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., has revealed the timeline for the Senate’s confirmation of President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson.
The confirmation vote will take place around 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Schumer said Wednesday evening. The procedural vote to end the nomination debate will take place at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.
Senate rules often require a 60-vote threshold to prevent filibuster, but in November 2013, the Democratic-majority Senate voted to change the rules to approve justices — except Supreme Court justices — with a simple majority vote. In April 2017, the Republican-majority Senate changed the rules again, allowing Supreme Court justices to be approved by majority vote, guaranteeing Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation.
The Senate is expected to confirm Jackson’s nomination by no less than 53. The senses. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Susan Collins, R-Maine and Mitt Romney, R-Utah announced they would vote yes. Judge Amy Coney Barrett turned 52 in 2020.
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Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.