CAPAC Chair Statement on Confirmation of Judge Florence Y. Pan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Sep 20, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Today, Judge Florence Y. Pan was confirmed by the Senate to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by a vote of 52 to 42. CAPAC Chair Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who has written in support of Judge Pan in the past, issued the following statement:

“Congratulations to Judge Florence Pan on her confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Due to her extensive experience working in federal law, I was proud to support Judge Pan in her nomination and I look forward to her continued leadership and success. Judge Pan is the first Chinese American to serve in this influential role on what is often called the ‘second most powerful court’ in the nation,  and this historic confirmation demonstrates the importance of increasing diverse representation within our judicial system. I commend my colleagues in the Senate for this bipartisan confirmation.”