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Post Politics Now Biden gets history-making nominee Jackson on the Supreme Court

President Biden congratulates Ketanji Brown Jackson in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on Thursday, moments after the Senate confirmed her to be the first Black woman to be a justice on the Supreme Court. (Oliver Contreras/for The Washington Post)

Today, the Senate narrowly confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court with a 53-to-47 vote that made history and helped President Biden make good on a major campaign pledge. Jackson, 51, will be the first Black woman to sit on the nation’s highest court in its 233-year history. She will replace retiring Justice Stephen G. Breyer at the end of the court’s current term. Three Republicans joined all 50 members of the Democratic caucus in supporting her nomination. The White House announced that Biden, Vice President Harris and Jackson would deliver remarks Friday afternoon at the White House.

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  • 10:45 a.m. Eastern: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) canceled her weekly news conference after her office announced that she tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • 1:45 p.m. Eastern: The Senate voted 53 to 47 to confirm Jackson to the Supreme Court.
  • 2:30 p.m. Eastern: White House press secretary Jen Psaki briefed reporters.
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10:45 a.m. Eastern: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) canceled her weekly news conference after her office announced that she tested positive for the coronavirus.
1:45 p.m. Eastern: The Senate voted 53 to 47 to confirm Jackson to the Supreme Court.
2:30 p.m. Eastern: White House press secretary Jen Psaki briefed reporters.

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