Senate ready to change the rules to speed up Trump nominees

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(Worthy News) - Senate Republicans, frustrated by delaying tactics imposed by Democrats on President Trump’s judicial and executive branch nominees, are on the verge of altering the Senate rules in order to speed up the process.

GOP lawmakers told the Washington Examiner Tuesday that momentum is building for a change in the Senate rules that would shorten the time frame allowed for lawmakers to debate each nominee.

One proposal by Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., would reinstate a temporary rules change made by Democrats in 2013 that reduced debate time from 30 hours to eight hours for most executive branch nominations and from 30 hours to two hours for lower judicial branch nominations. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “Senate ready to change the rules to speed up Trump nominees

  1. They need to do something, but if the GOP loses the majority in November it'll bite them in the butt. We all know the Democrats want a simple majority rules country. Plus it'll be easier to impeach the president with a simple majority.

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