Senator Ron Johnson on Nominations Reform
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wi, writes in the Washington Post:
“As of July 22, the Senate has confirmed only 50 of President Trump’s 229 executive nominations. Put another way, less than a month from the August recess, the Senate has confirmed only 22 percent of those nominated to serve in the Trump administration. By the same point in President Barack Obama’s first term, the Senate had confirmed 53 percent of Obama nominations.
“This situation is clearly the result of a breakdown in the Senate. The rules for nomination allow any senator to use hours — sometimes days — of precious Senate floor time to debate the confirmation of that nominee. But that rule is being abused, as evidenced by the first six months of the Obama and Trump administrations….”
Read more at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/washington-is-dysfunctional-this-senate-rule-change-could-help-fix-it/2017/07/28/d62fb1de-731c-11e7-9eac-d56bd5568db8_story.html?utm_term=.07ae06200c17