Republican plan to confirm Trump nominees quicker advances in the Senate

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(Worthy News) - Senate Republicans on Wednesday advanced a resolution that would shorten debate time on most presidential nominees, after complaints that Democrats have been using the arcane Senate debate rules to stall Trump administration nominees.

By a party-line, 10-9 vote, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee approved a resolution from Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., that would slash post-cloture debate for most executive branch nominees from 30 hours to just 8 hours.

The resolution mimics a 2013 bipartisan agreement to shorten debate time, which passed with 78 votes. But unlike the 2013 measure that was only in effect that year, the Lankford resolution would change the debate time permanently. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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