Skip to comments.Senate Rules Change (30 to 2 hours cloture) for “Debating” Nominees - Vote Today at 2:15pm
Posted on 04/02/2019 10:21:20 AM PDT by House Atreides
Very long overdue change needed to overcome Senate Democrats 2-year MASSIVE OBSTRUCTION against President Trumps nominees.
Good. I hope it passes.
For what nominees? Seems I read somewhere that this would be for district judges only. What about the non-judicial nominees?
I bet it does not pass, too many rino’s. It only takes 4, collins, romney, bubble boy and gardner. With several more in reserve.
Murkowski will do what her master Diane orders her too.
voting now...cant read the cspan text...anyone got a good link,,,?
Voted 52 to 48 against. McConnell is asking for reconsideration (the 1st step in going nuclear).
McConnell is asking for reconsideration (the 1st step in going nuclear).
It passed, wow.
Only district-level judges. But that’s OK... There are only a few appeals-level judges awaiting confirmation. (Two who have cleared committee, three awaiting committee votes.)
52 for / 48 against?
MtP to #SRes50 (A resolution improving procedures for nominations in #Senate). Motion to Invoke Cloture on MtP. Yeas & nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture on MtP was not agreed to by a vote of 51-48 . Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Reconsider the vote.
Nope, didn’t pass - yet.
There’s some parliamentary two-step dance that needs to progress. McConnell started that with the motion to reconsider.
Cloture votes required in the first 2 years of a presidency:
See anything off?
It’s time for @SenateDems to STOP abusing Senate rules and wasting precious floor time to obstruct @POTUS @realDonaldTrump’s well-qualified nominees.
not yet, fell short
‘The vote likely sets up an effort later this week by McConnell using the nuclear option to change the relevant rules and precedents by overturning the ruling of the presiding officer through a simple majority vote.’
The new procedure outlined in the resolution from Rules and Administration Chairman Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Oklahoma Republican James Lankford would allow up to two hours of debate after cloture is invoked to end filibuster threats against nominees to be federal district judges as well as most executive branch posts.
Federal appeals judges, members of some boards and commissions, as well as Cabinet-level executive branch nominations would still subject to as many as 30 hours of post-cloture debate.
Thank you. That was a as good an answer that one could hope for.
seems to limit most non judicial nominees to 2 versus 30 hours
not yet, fell short
Yes, AS EXPECTED under the 60 vote cloture rule. McConnell has now moved on to the parliamentary steps needed to GO NUCLEAR (pass the subject rules change by a simple majority.
Yes.... lower-than-Cabinet level appointments.
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