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senate Bill S. Res. 50

Should the Senate Shorten Debate for Lower Tier Judicial & Executive Branch Nominees?

Argument in favor

The Senate shouldn’t spend 30 hours debating the nomination of a district court judge or the Under Secretary of Transportation like it does a Supreme Court justice or Cabinet official. It makes sense to shorten debate for such nominees to two hours so the Senate can spend more time on weightier issues.

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04/02/2019
Yes! This should have been done in early January. What are you waiting for? Crush Schumer and the America hating democrat party.
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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04/03/2019
YES...... IT GOES WITH SAVING YES...... THE SHORTER THE BETTER. The Senate shouldn’t spend 30 hours debating the nomination of a district court judge or the Under Secretary of Transportation like it does a Supreme Court justice or Cabinet official. It makes sense to shorten debate for such nominees to two hours so the Senate can spend more time on weightier issues. SneakyPete....... 👍🏻👍🏻Confirm👍🏻👍🏻. 4*3*19.......
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Dennis's Opinion
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04/03/2019
They need to shorten the amount of time they waste.
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Argument opposed

The Senate’s rules are in place to ensure that it remains the world’s most deliberative body, and shortening the amount of debate for judicial and executive nominees would irrevocably alter that. While there may have been bipartisan agreement on this issue four years ago, there isn’t anymore.

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03/29/2019
Mitch McConnell is evil personified. The clear attempts by many of the Republican Party in Washington DC to turn our beautiful country into a banana dictatorship terrify me. The contempt and hatred for those who are not the wealthy -1% is palpable and very dangerous. So do I want him to circumvent any feedback, prevent any resolution of conflict, and impose his will on all of us? No. What is your thinking about this?
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Kodiwodi's Opinion
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04/02/2019
Mitch McConnell presents an excellent argument for why term limits are so exceptionally important in cleaning up our government. There can be no more Mitch’s in our future.
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03/31/2019
Republicans are trying to shorten debate so that they can ram through their nominees with any scrutiny. As we have clearly seen, the nominees of this pathetic administration for all positions are ill-qualified and usually have conflicts on interest. Debate and examination of the qualifications should be robust. It should not be reduced. If anything it should be expanded!
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    Yes! This should have been done in early January. What are you waiting for? Crush Schumer and the America hating democrat party.
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    Mitch McConnell is evil personified. The clear attempts by many of the Republican Party in Washington DC to turn our beautiful country into a banana dictatorship terrify me. The contempt and hatred for those who are not the wealthy -1% is palpable and very dangerous. So do I want him to circumvent any feedback, prevent any resolution of conflict, and impose his will on all of us? No. What is your thinking about this?
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    Mitch McConnell presents an excellent argument for why term limits are so exceptionally important in cleaning up our government. There can be no more Mitch’s in our future.
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    Republicans are trying to shorten debate so that they can ram through their nominees with any scrutiny. As we have clearly seen, the nominees of this pathetic administration for all positions are ill-qualified and usually have conflicts on interest. Debate and examination of the qualifications should be robust. It should not be reduced. If anything it should be expanded!
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    Republicans are full steam ahead packing the courts with unqualified , ideological picks. Changing the rules to speed up the process of loading our government with Trump sycophants and unqualified choices is a spit in the face to the American people.
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    How much lower ? They are already sending people who have never set foot in a courtroom
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    Absolutely not! We need to have the full story on the récord about each candidate!
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    Absolutely not! The Senate shouldn’t act as a rubber stamp for any President’s nominees especially not this one! The damage that this President is doing to our judiciary is going to have long-term effects that will endure long before Trump is out of the White House! There needs to be a long hard debate on every person that the President puts forward!
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    YES...... IT GOES WITH SAVING YES...... THE SHORTER THE BETTER. The Senate shouldn’t spend 30 hours debating the nomination of a district court judge or the Under Secretary of Transportation like it does a Supreme Court justice or Cabinet official. It makes sense to shorten debate for such nominees to two hours so the Senate can spend more time on weightier issues. SneakyPete....... 👍🏻👍🏻Confirm👍🏻👍🏻. 4*3*19.......
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    They need to shorten the amount of time they waste.
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    Ditch Mitch, he is destroying democracy.
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    Tell Senator McConnell to uphold the oath he made to defend the United States Construction when he became a Senator.
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    No, debate is healthy and insightful as long as both parties keep an open mind. Things like this should never be rushed like the Kavanaugh situation. Stop voting on party lines and start putting the country 1st.
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    Stop ramming this stuff thru. Do the investigations on these people...
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    This is crazy. All federal judges are lifetime appointments. They need to be vetted properly. To rush anyone through is a huge mistake.
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    They should spend as much time as is required to be sure every approvee is qualified. For Supreme Court situations, they should wait until after Jan 20, 2021.
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    Democrats want endless debate because they hate Trump. They are doing our country a disservice
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    It’s a waste of time and money.
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    No! Do not shorten debate time. No! Every l appointment requires serious and careful consideration and plenty of time must be allocated for this process.
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    This is the pot calling the kettle black. Republicans started this during Obama's second term when they used this same rule to block his Supreme Court nominees, what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
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