Senate Confirms Dozens of Trump Nominees as Congress Wraps

ㅤ"Senators late Wednesday approved a new Census director, a drug czar and some 15 ambassadors, including one to war-torn Yemen.
ㅤMost of the nominees confirmed were for executive branch positions, including a handful of new U.S. attorneys and members of the Federal Communications Commission. Only a few judicial nominees were part of the deal."

Full story at Newsmax. Posted here on 1/3/19. See "nominees, trump nominees, judicial nominees."

Senate panel cancels votes on Trump court picks amid Flake standoff

ㅤ"Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Wednesday that he is canceling votes on nearly two dozen of President Trump’s judicial nominees that were expected to come up in the Judiciary Committee this week.
ㅤThe cancellation of the committee’s Thursday business meeting comes as Senate Republicans are in a standoff with outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has vowed to oppose all court picks until he gets a vote on legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller.
ㅤThe notification from the Judiciary Committee didn’t specify when, or if, the committee votes on the nominations would be rescheduled. Six circuit court nominees had been expected to get a vote, as well as 15 district court nominees."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 11/28/18. See "judicial nominees, jeff flake, conservative, politics."

GOP to confirm Trump judicial picks through Christmas, New Years Eve: Cotton

ㅤ"Republican senators will work through New Year’s Eve to confirm all of President Trump’s pending judicial nominees before the end of the year if Democrats try to obstruct the confirmation votes, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton said Wednesday.
ㅤSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, has made remaking the federal bench with a conservative bent a priority, and has more than 40 judicial nominees awaiting floor votes."

Full story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 11/14/18. See "tom cotton, judicial nominees."

Senate Confirms Trump’s Judicial Nominees Despite Democrats’ Opposition

ㅤ”The fact that at least 40 Democrats voted against all of them suggests that Senate Democrats will vote against any Trump nominee. This will only serve to push Senate Republican leadership closer to revising Senate rules to end this obstruction.”

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