The Senate is due to hold a key vote Thursday to advance President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, to a final confirmation vote.
Thursday’s procedural vote to limit debate and break up a filibuster only requires a simple majority threshold and is expected to pass. It is expected to take place around 11 a.m. ET.
A final confirmation vote, which also only requires a simple majority to pass, is expected to take place in the afternoon, around 1:45 p.m. ET.
Jackson is on track to be confirmed and will go down in history as the first black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. His confirmation will not change the ideological balance of the court, but will represent a major victory for Democrats and a way for the president to deliver on an important campaign promise.
The 50 members of the Senate Democratic caucus are united behind the nomination and three Republicans – Sens. Maine’s Susan Collins, Utah’s Mitt Romney and Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski – also announced their support.
Learn more about Jackson’s confirmation here.