WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement regarding the historic Senate confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court:

“Today is a joyous day. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, one of the brightest legal minds of our generation, was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court. Through her will to persevere, love of law, and self-determination – history was made. Judge Jackson has earned it, and she deserves it. As the first Black woman to serve on our nation’s highest court, Judge Jackson enters this role with a breadth of experience and a deep appreciation of the issues facing America. She has remained steadfast in her commitment to upholding the rule of law and protecting the integrity of our judicial system. Today’s confirmation is a promise to every little girl, who has never seen herself represented as part of a larger group, that they too can make their dreams come true.”