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Senate Judiciary Committee To Vote On Gorsuch Nomination

The Republican push to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, heads into a final showdown this week, with the Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled to vote on the nomination on Monday. The committee’s GOP majority is expected to send Gorsuch’s nomination to the full Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has promised that the Senate will confirm Gorsuch by Friday. Democrats have enough votes to block a final vote with a filibuster, and despite help from three Democrats, Republicans are still several votes short of the 60 votes they need to get past the filibuster. GOP leaders have indicated that they would change Senate rules on confirming Supreme Court justices if necessary, ditching the filibuster and allowing final votes to be called with a simple majority, a change that would alter the way justices are confirmed in the future.

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