The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to advance all of President Joe Biden’s first judicial nominees, despite some Republican opposition to a pair tapped for seats on the federal courts of appeals.

U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and Candace Jackson-Akiwumi, tapped for seats on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the Seventh Circuit, respectively, were among the nominees cleared by the committee. Jackson was voted out 13-9 and Jackson-Akiwumi had a 12-10 vote.

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