GOP senators eye 'nuclear' move to change rules on Trump nominees

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(Worthy News) - Senate Republicans are preparing to change the rules to cut down on the time it takes to confirm hundreds of President Trump's nominees later this month.

GOP senators said Monday that they expect the rules change proposal will come up this month as the caucus mulls deploying the "nuclear option" to force the measure through with only a simple majority instead of 60 votes.

The rules change, spearheaded by Blunt and GOP Sen. James Lankford (Okla.), would reduce the amount of debate time required for district court judges and hundreds of executive nominees once they've shown they can break a filibuster and have the support needed to be confirmed. [ Source: The Hill (Read More...) ]

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