Thursday, November 08, 2018

McConnell Says Confirming Judges Will Be His ‘Top Priority’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says his “top priority” for the rest of the year and into the new Congress is filling the judiciary with President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees. “The president, I think, has done an excellent job in picking young men and women who believe the job of the judge is to follow the law and we intend to keep confirming as many as we possibly can as long as we are in a position to do it,” McConnell said Wednesday at a press conference. “It’ll still be my top priority in setting the agenda here in the Senate,” McConnell said. McConnell also said that the Senate has been successful in making two Supreme Court appointments and 29 circuit judges, adding that, “we’re not through doing those this year.” While not all Senate races are settled, Republicans are poised to pick up two seats in the Senate...MORE

That's good news, especially from the perspective they won't be passing any significant legislation. During this session the House passed several natural resource related bills that the Senate never acted upon. With the dems now taking over the House, those bills will never see the light of day in the next Congress.  Opportunities lost thanks to the Senate. So please, pass those judges.

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