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."

Judiciary advances 17 judicial nominees

Pictured: Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

ㅤ”The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced 17 judicial nominees, several of which were vehemently opposed by Democrats, to the floor for a vote Thursday, along with three nominees for top posts in the Department of Justice (DOJ).”

ㅤô¿ô …Message to liberals: Prepare to be interviewed for private-sector jobs. #draintheswamp

Full story at The Hill, image from (deep state, draintheswamp, maga, judiciary, nominees) – 1/18/18

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Senate GOP seeks to change rules for Trump picks

ㅤPictured: Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

ㅤ”Republicans are mulling changing the Senate’s rules to speed up consideration of President Trump’s nominees.
ㅤGOP senators want to cut down the amount of debate time needed to confirm hundreds of the President’s picks, arguing Democrats are using the Senate’s rulebook to stonewall and slow-walk nominees and the GOP agenda.
ㅤRepublicans have been privately discussing the potential changes for months, but support for the move appears to be growing amid mounting frustration about the pace of nomination votes.
ㅤ’It merely shortens what is currently an unreasonably long process,’ said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the chairman of the Senate Rules Committee.
ㅤThe panel held its first hearing of the year before the holidays to discuss the measure from GOP Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.).
ㅤThe freshman senator wants to limit the amount of debate time on nominations after they’ve already cleared a procedural hurdle and shown they have enough support to pass.
ㅤUnder Lankford’s resolution, post-cloture debate for non-Cabinet nominees would shrink from 30 hours down to eight hours. For district court nominees—whose decisions can be overturned by federal circuit courts or the Supreme Court—debate would be limited to two hours.”

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