Senate Democrats Agree to Confirm 15 of Trump’s Judicial Nominees

HeadlineOct 15, 2018

Senate Democrats have agreed to a Republican plan to fast-track the approval of 15 of President Trump’s nominees to lifetime appointments on federal courts. The agreement, made in a closed-door meeting late Thursday between Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican leader Mitch McConnell, will allow vulnerable Senate Democrats to return to their home states to campaign for November’s midterm elections. Critics say Democrats could have fought the nominations and forced 30 hours of debate on each candidate.

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