McConnell floats rules change to limit debate on nominations

ㅤ”McConnell cited a proposal crafted by Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) that would limit the minority’s power to run out the clock after debate has been formally curtailed. Lankford began floating the idea in April as Democrats forced a procedural showdown over the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch — who occupies the seat Garland had been nominated to fill.
ㅤThe Senate currently has 30 hours of floor time to discuss a nominee after cloture is invoked to limit debate, and Lankford’s plan would limit that to 8 hours.”

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