As the Senate departed for a five-week recess Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hailed the chamber’s accomplishments, including a hard-won budget deal that staves off a possible government shutdown. But topping McConnell’s list were Senate votes this week confirming 13 of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees. The actions bring to more than 140 the number of judges confirmed by the Senate since Trump took office in 2017.

Thursday, 01 August 2019 07:00 PM

McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, called the Senate votes “big progress for the federal judiciary,” adding that “for too long, thoroughly uncontroversial judicial nominees just like these have been held up and delayed by our Democratic colleagues.”

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