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Politics Republican Senate Starting to Block Trump Nominees

23:51  19 december  2017
23:51  19 december  2017 Source:   rollcall.com

Roy Moore's strategist ties Senate candidate to Trump's star

  Roy Moore's strategist ties Senate candidate to Trump's star Roy Moore's chief strategist is tying the Republican Senate candidate to President Donald Trump's star in Alabama. Dean Young said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that the special election is "ground zero" for Trump and that Alabamians who want the president's agenda to be achieved should vote for Moore. He says: "This is Donald Trump on trial in Alabama."Trump has urged voters to back Moore over Democrat Doug Jones in Tuesday's election.Moore's candidacy has been rocked by allegations of sexual misconduct by multiple women.Young says the women aren't credible.

The Senate has approved a record number of Trump ’s appeals court picks this year after mostly slow-walking circuit court and district nominees in the last two years of Barack Obama's presidency. Other executive nominees have gotten crosswise with the GOP Congress. Michael Dourson, who was

“Incredibly, Senate Democrats have blocked the Trump administration nominee for assistant secretary of public housing, Hunter Kurtz, who would oversee this critical public safety and health area within HUD,” Manning said in a public statement. “If anything, the NBC report highlights the importance of

The Senate Banking Committee has rejected former Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J., as President Donald Trump's nominee to be president of the Export-Import Bank. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo) © Provided by CQ Roll Call, Inc. The Senate Banking Committee has rejected former Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J., as President Donald Trump's nominee to be president of the Export-Import Bank. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

In another example of the increased scrutiny President Donald Trump’s nominees are facing, the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday rejected the nomination of former Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J., to lead the Export-Import Bank, with Republicans Tim Scott of South Carolina and Mike Rounds of South Dakota joining Democrats to vote him down.

Garrett was a vocal opponent of the bank when he was in Congress, and his nomination was in trouble from the start. But it follows a pattern of other nominees running into headwinds in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Senate poised to confirm Trump judicial nominee labeled 'not qualified'

  Senate poised to confirm Trump judicial nominee labeled 'not qualified' The Senate is poised to confirm a judicial pick rated "not qualified" by the American Bar Association. Senators voted 48-47 on Monday night to end debate on Leonard Steven Grasz's nomination to be a circuit judge for the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.The vote was held open for roughly an hour and a half as Republicans tried to round up missing members in order to lock down the simple majority needed to clear the procedural hurdle.Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) arrived just after 7 p.m. to give Republicans their 48th vote, avoiding a tie.The move sets up a final vote on his nomination as late as Wednesday morning, if Democrats drag out all the debate time.

Most anti- Trump Republicans in Congress have distinguished themselves over the last two years by Last week Flake attempted to block votes on some of Trump 's judicial nominees in the hope of forcing the Senate to The most widely loathed Republican in the Senate made a bizarre last-ditch

Senate Republicans approved a rare change in the chamber’s rules slashing the debate time for many of President Donald Trump ’s nominees , putting them on a fast-track to confirmation. “It is time for this sorry chapter to end,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell chastised his Democratic colleagues

Three of Trump’s picks for federal judgeships in the last two weeks have withdrawn their nominations. Matt Petersen, a district court nominee, withdrew on Monday after facing fresh scrutiny due to an exchange with Sen. John N. Kennedy, R-La., during which Petersen was unable to answer basic legal questions.

Petersen’s decision followed last week’s news that Brett Talley, a nominee to be a district judge in Alabama, was withdrawing his nomination after the Judiciary Committee had already sent his bid for the bench to the floor and offered to withdraw his nomination. Another judicial nominee, Jeff Mateer, for the Eastern District of Texas, also pulled up stakes.

“This is a clear signal that the White House isn’t properly vetting nominees but instead counting on Senate Republicans to jam them through with minimal review,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a statement on Monday. “I hope the White House and Senate Republicans learn a lesson from this and change how they’re handling judicial nominations.” ‎

WH withdrawing Trump judicial pick who has never tried a case: report

  WH withdrawing Trump judicial pick who has never tried a case: report A White House official said that the nomination of Brett Talley "will not be moving forward."

Scott Pruitt is the one Trump cabinet nominee being strongly opposed by environmentally-minded conservatives. Former Republican congressman Bob Inglis, now executive director of the conservative environmentalist group RepublicEN.org, says he’s fine with most of those nominees .

The Republican majority exists to block these type of nominees . Breitbart News previously reported that in 2007, Schumer told an audience at the left-wing American Constitution Society (ACS) that he wanted to block any Supreme Court nominations for the last 18 months of President George W

The Senate has approved a record number of Trump’s appeals court picks this year after mostly slow-walking circuit court and district nominees in the last two years of Barack Obama's presidency.

Other executive nominees have gotten crosswise with the GOP Congress.

Michael Dourson, who was tapped to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemical safety division, withdrew his nomination earlier this month after criticism from GOP members, including North Carolina Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard M. Burr.

Paul Trombino III, Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Highway Administration also withdrew his nomination earlier this month, but for personal reasons. He had received bipartisan support in the Senate.

Earlier this year a number of high-profile individuals withdrew their nominations, including Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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Trump partly blames Sessions for Republican loss in Alabama: report .
President Trump reportedly blamed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for Republican Roy Moore’s loss in Alabama earlier this month because his departure from the Senate to lead the Justice Department necessitated the race. President Trump reportedly blamed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for Republican Roy Moore’s loss in Alabama earlier this month because his departure from the Senate to lead the Justice Dep Trump lamented the loss of the Senate seat to the Democrats and partly put the blame on Sessions for taking up the position at the Justice Department, which triggered the special election, acco

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