Behind the Mueller hearing and drug pricing headlines, Senate Republican chief Mitch McConnell (KY) made swift moves to confirm 19 conservative district court judges-for life. “When it comes to confirming well-qualified judges, we will leave no vacancy behind,” McConnell tweeted. The vote is likely to pass the Senate as soon as next week courtesy of Harry Reid’s lingering “nuclear option” precedent changing the rules to require only 51 votes instead of 60. And none too soon as federal court battles continue to heat up ahead of the 2020 election.
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Okay, so conservatives aren’t happy with the budget deal. President Trump and the Republicans struck a compromise with Nancy Pelosi on a two-year, $2.7 trillion agreement that passed the House and is likely to pass the Senate next week. It blew up the spending caps Republicans rallied for in 2011. And fiscal conservatives are rightfully pissed.
But, conservatives may find solace in the judicial effort Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made today. As he unveiled next week’s agenda, McConnell moved to vote on the lifetime appointments of 19 district court judges.