Republicans are trying to make headway this week on finalizing a tax overhaul as their self-imposed end-of-the-year deadline comes ever closer. Members of the conference committee will be hashing out differences between the bills passed by the House and Senate. A final vote in each chamber likely won’t be until next week at the earliest, setting up what will likely be a climactic few days as lawmakers also try to avoid a government shutdown before leaving Washington for the holidays.
The Trump administration notified the ABA in March that it was ending its long-standing practice of inviting the independent ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary to review the professional qualifications of prospective nominees to the lower federal courts on a pre-nomination basis. The Senate's vote comes after Grasz's was confirmed by the Judiciary Committee last week, despite Democratic objections that Republicans were rushing Trump's judicial nominees.
Partisan tensions are mounting on the Senate Judiciary Committee, with both parties accusing the other of stonewalling. The panel's investigation into the 2016 election appears to have hit the skids, with members increasingly fighting over the direction of the probe.
What kind of week has it been? Saw that the Democrats' weekly address is by Chris Coons, and my brain automatically followed that with: "As vice chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, I cannot comment ...."
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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