Skip to comments.Senate Committee Moves 4 More Judicial Nominees, Plans at Least 8 in February
Posted on 02/09/2018 2:28:51 PM PST by cotton1706
WASHINGTON, DC Chairman Chuck Grassleys (R-IA) Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) sent four more judicial nominees to the Senate floor and plans to pass another four at its next business meeting, advancing President Trumps persistent march to keep his campaign promise of reshaping the federal judiciary.
Senators on Thursday voted to send three federal trial court nominees and one federal appeals court nominee to the full Senate, where they are expected to be approved. In a sign of the Democrats possible weakening resolve to uniformly oppose all Trump judicial picks, three of the nominees received some Democratic votes in support. The appellate nominee, Kurt Engelhardt for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, was approved 15-6.
The only one approved on a straight 11-10 party-line vote was Howard Nielson, nominated for the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. Nielson was a well-respected former law clerk, then became top appellate judge and worked at the elite Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) at the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Get to it! Chuck's been teeing them up for ya!
Nice! Yep, now it’s McConnell’s turn to get off his butt.
only a couple of things were budgeted longer than March 23 2018.
It supposedly gives them time to pass an omnibus spending bill with full appropriations for the remainder of fiscal 2018, of which the fiscal year will be half over.
If they don’t pass it, it’s here we go again.
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