Democrats are still rallying hard for esteemed economist Dr. Lisa Cook to be confirmed to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

A former federal public defender, Lee will be the second Black woman to serve on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, bringing with her a 'deep commitment to protecting civil rights.'

Jackson-Akiwumi is the first ex-public defender and the only Black person to currently serve on the Seventh Circuit. She's the second Black woman in her position following Judge Ann Claire Williams, who retired in 2018.

Neals, 56, currently serves as County Counsel and Acting County Administrator for Bergen County, New Jersey, and was the first judicial nominee of President Joe Biden's administration.

Following Fudge's confirmation announcement, several civil rights organizations voiced their hope that she will forge a new chapter in addressing systemic racial inequities in housing.

A Senate committee approved John King for education secretary. He awaits a confirmation vote from the full Senate.

President Obama plans to nominate acting education secretary John King to the department's top post. This comes after the Republican-led Senate signaled its readiness to swiftly approve the nomination.