A motion to proceed with the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson passed with 53-47 vote. 51 votes were needed for the motion to succeed.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will now move to break a GOP filibuster of Jackson leading to a final vote confirmation vote either Thursday or Friday.
Schumer made a formal move to discharge the nomination of Jackson from the Senate Judiciary Committee after it deadlocked in a 11-11 vote.
Every Democratic senator and three Republicans — Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Mitt Romney of Utah and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — then voted in support of Jackson.