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Friday, May 18, 2018
16 Senate Republicans Urge Colleagues to Work Through August, Get Nominees Confirmed Faster
Ed. Democrats will ALWAYS obstruct nominees of a Republican president, but Republicans almost NEVER obstruct nominees of a Democrat president. I wonder why that is!
Sen. Mitchie 'the Kid' McConnell will "consult" Schumer on speeding up the confirmation process in the Senate. WHY? Don't we all know what Schumer will say? And that Mitchie will then back down!
senators are asking their colleagues to pass a budget and confirm President
Donald Trump’s nominees before the end of the fiscal year Sept. 30.
“It is time to drain
the swamp, and we can help do that by keeping the pumps running in August,”
Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said at a press
conference Tuesday aimed in part at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,
“It is time to cancel
the August recess, keep members here, get the spending bills passed, and get
President Trump’s nominees through the Senate and working on behalf of the
American people,” Daines said.
Daines signed a letter
with 15 other senators asking McConnell for the Senate to work Mondays and
Fridays, and nights and weekends, to confirm Trump’s judicial and executive
nominees and fund the government before the Sept. 30 deadline.
“Today, 15 months into this presidency, we
have 276 nominees backlogged, waiting for confirmation hearings … this is
nothing but pure, unadulterated obstructionism,” Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., told
As of Wednesday, the
number of pending nominations has increased to 283.
It is actually nearly
17 months since Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017.
In their letter, the
lawmakers say they hope to have the kind of success they saw last
year when they campaigned
to cancel the August recess and worked to confirm 77
nominations with no floor debate.
“Our diligence was
rewarded with reason, and it can happen again,” the 16 senators write.
Daines, Perdue, and
others said they want to work to pass a budget and avoid pushing through a
last-minute omnibus spending bill as lawmakers did March
23. Trump threatened
to veto that spending package before ultimately signing it and vowing not
to do it again.
“We want to make sure
we fund the government without having to use a continuing resolution or backing
into a year-end omnibus,” Perdue said.
Sen. Joni Ernst
Sen. Joni Ernst,
R-Iowa, said other Americans don’t have the luxury to shirk their work like
“As far as I know,
being a member of Congress is the only occupation where you can neglect some of
the most important duties and then take a monthlong vacation right before the
deadline,” Ernst said.
deserve better than this cycle of governing from crisis to crisis. Congress
hasn’t passed a budget and regular appropriations bills,” she said. “If they
haven’t by August, we shouldn’t be able to leave on vacation or go home or go
Sen. Mike Lee,
R-Utah, also said he doesn’t want to repeat the mistake of the omnibus bill:
We received this
2,232-page spending bill a few weeks ago on a Wednesday evening. Then when we
found that it was passed by the House before lunch the next day, and passed by
the Senate that night, it occurred to many of us that this is not OK, especially
when you consider the fact that most of the 435 members of the House and most
of the 100 members of the Senate and more importantly, most of the people
represented by those members of Congress, were completely kept out of the loop
of that process.
Daines said the
Senate must overcome Democrats’ obstruction to accomplish the will of the
“We were six months
into the nation’s fiscal year before Congress finally passed a spending bill,”
Daines said. “That is unacceptable. Congress is not getting the people’s
business done and not getting it done on time. This is because a great
obstruction is going on right now in this Congress. It is time to move beyond
that and finish the work that the people asked us to do.”
Senate Majority Whip
John Cornyn, R-Texas, reportedly said
McConnell is considering the lawmakers’ request to cancel the August recess.
“Sen. McConnell will
make an announcement about that at some point. I think he wants to consult with
Sen. Schumer and the president,” Cornyn said, according to Politico. “He’s
seriously considering what to do.”