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A Way to End the Confirmation Gridlock

Warren Belmar July 27, 2017
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This is a letter to the editors of the Wall Street Journal by Federalist Society expert, Warren Belmar. He has graciously contributed the article to our blog.

To the Editors:

Your recent editorial (Running the Schumer Blockade, July 11, 2017) summarized the problems the Trump Administration is having in bringing on board President Trump’s nominees for senior Administration positions requiring the advice and consent of the Senate. In so doing, you called for the GOP to stop Senator Schumer’s orchestration of Democratic abuse of the Senate rules to delay and obstruct confirmation of almost all of President Trump’s nominees, and to consider Senator Langford’s proposal to reinstate the Senate rule which allowed former Senate Majority Leader Reid to limit post-cloture debate for most nominations to eight hours.

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