Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement praising her confirmation.
“Solicitor General Kagan is a strong, brilliant New Yorker, and I was proud to cast my vote for her confirmation to the Supreme Court. Solicitor General Kagan’s historic achievements as the first woman to become Dean of Harvard Law School, and the first woman to serve as U.S. Solicitor General, demonstrate her level of excellence and strength of character. Her record of achievement, respect for the rule of law, and ability to build consensus earned her strong, bipartisan support. I believe she is exactly the kind of Justice we need on the high court and I am pleased my colleagues joined me in voting for her confirmation.”
Senator Gillibrand met with Solicitor General Kagan in Senator Gillibrand’s Washington office in May.