Trump Presses GOP To Change Senate Rules


The Trump administration is putting pressure on Senate Republicans to crack down on Democratic efforts to delay its agenda, fueling talk about the need for rules reform among Republicans on Capitol Hill.

White House patience with the Senate’s backlog of nominees is wearing out, as Vice President Pence made clear during a private meeting with the Senate Republican Conference on Tuesday, according to lawmakers who attended the discussion.

White House legislative affairs director Marc Short on Friday accused Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer of “weaponizing” the rules to keep executive and judicial branch positions vacant.


Read more at The Hill.



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