CAPAC Chair Statement on the Nominations of Cindy Chung and Judge Mia Perez to Fill Federal Judicial Vacancies

Jul 12, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Biden announced five new federal judicial nominees — including two women who would be the first Asian Americans to serve in their respective roles, once confirmed by the Senate. Cindy K. Chung, who most recently served as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, has been nominated for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Judge Mia Perez, who has served as a judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas since 2016, has been nominated for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She would not only be the first Asian American, but also the second Latina, to serve in this role. Rep. Judy Chu, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), issued the following statement:

“I was delighted to hear this news from the White House today — and am continually grateful to President Biden’s commitment to nominating highly qualified and diverse candidates to fill federal judicial vacancies and represent the diversity of our nation. Cindy Chung and Judge Mia Perez have extensive experience and have shown great dedication to our country’s rule of law. I am urging my Senate colleagues to swiftly confirm these two AAPI women and look forward to supporting their confirmation — and subsequent successes — as they take on these new roles.”