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Lazy Senate should be busy confirming Trump’s nominees
« on: January 14, 2019, 01:25:09 PM »
Lazy Senate should be busy confirming Trump’s nominees
by Quin Hillyer
 | January 14, 2019 01:06 PM



Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is showing inexcusable lethargy by failing to push confirmations of judicial and executive branch nominees while everybody else is focused on the partial government shutdown.

By now, the new Senate either should have confirmed a judicial nominee or two or at least filed for cloture on a few of them. In theory, McConnell, R-Ky., could announce that for nominees who already were approved by the Judiciary Committee (or the relevant committee for key executive branch slots), he is bypassing the committee and taking the nominations straight to the floor.

(The Trump Administration bears a little blame for this. It should have already readied the paperwork to formally resubmit all the lapsed nominations and presented it to the Senate as soon as the new Senate was sworn in. McConnell ought to have asked President Trump to do so.)

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Re: Lazy Senate should be busy confirming Trump’s nominees
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 02:13:27 PM »
Lazy Senate should be busy confirming Trump’s nominees
by Quin Hillyer
 | January 14, 2019 01:06 PM



Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is showing inexcusable lethargy by failing to push confirmations of judicial and executive branch nominees while everybody else is focused on the partial government shutdown.

By now, the new Senate either should have confirmed a judicial nominee or two or at least filed for cloture on a few of them. In theory, McConnell, R-Ky., could announce that for nominees who already were approved by the Judiciary Committee (or the relevant committee for key executive branch slots), he is bypassing the committee and taking the nominations straight to the floor.

(The Trump Administration bears a little blame for this. It should have already readied the paperwork to formally resubmit all the lapsed nominations and presented it to the Senate as soon as the new Senate was sworn in. McConnell ought to have asked President Trump to do so.)

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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/lazy-senate-should-be-busy-confirming-trumps-nominees
Totally agree. The Senate MajLdr is living up to his nickname...McTurtle.
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Re: Lazy Senate should be busy confirming Trump’s nominees
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 02:26:34 PM »
What Nominees?  All the outstanding Nominees from before the first of the year expired with that Congress, and need to be resubmitted by the President.  I have not read any articles that suggest the President has done so, which means there is nobody to be confirmed at this time.
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Re: Lazy Senate should be busy confirming Trump’s nominees
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 10:38:22 PM »
What Nominees?  All the outstanding Nominees from before the first of the year expired with that Congress, and need to be resubmitted by the President.  I have not read any articles that suggest the President has done so, which means there is nobody to be confirmed at this time.
On Jan 3rd https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/seventeen-nominations-sent-senate/
On Jan 9th https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/six-nominations-sent-senate-2/
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