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Mitch McConnell's Public Statements on Issue: Judicial Branch

Office: U.S. Senate (KY) - Sr, Republican Majority Leader
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April 19, 2018 Senate Judiciary Committee Supports the Nomination of John Nalbandian
April 12, 2018 Amending the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010
April 10, 2018 Senate Confirms Claria Horn Boom of Kentucky to be U.S. District Judge
March 7, 2018 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Prepared Statement of Sen. Mitch McConnell, Hearing of Confirmation Hearing on john Nalbandian
March 5, 2018 Judicial Nominations
Feb. 27, 2018 Tweet - "The #Senate just confirmed Elizabeth Branch to the 11th Circuit, the 14th circuit court judge that @POTUS has placed into a lifetime appointment. Together, we are working to put judges on the bench that uphold the rule of law."
Feb. 27, 2018 Executive Session
Jan. 30, 2018 Tweet - ".@realDonaldTrump had more new Circuit Court judges confirmed in his 1st year than any president, a testimony to the quality of the nominees he sends to the #Senate. In fact, we'll vote to confirm another excellent judge later today. #SOTU"
Jan. 29, 2018 Tweet - "The #Senate will consider another well-qualified judicial nominee, David Stras of Minnesota, to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, adding to @POTUS' historic push for judges committed to the rule of law."
Jan. 23, 2018 McConnell Statement on John Nalbandian
Jan. 8, 2018 National Review - A Historic Year for the Federal Judiciary
Dec. 18, 2017 Tweet - "Last week, the #Senate finished another historic week by confirming 3 more of @POTUS' impressive judicial nominees to the Circuit Courts, for a total of 12 this year. CONFIRMED: (Special Character)Thapar (Special Character)Bush (Special Character)Newsom (Special Character)Erickson (Special Character)Barrett (Special Character)Larsen (Special Character)Eid (Special Character)Bibas (Special Character)Katsas (Special Character)Grasz (Special Character)Willett (Special Character)Ho"
Dec. 14, 2017 Tweet - "HISTORY The #Senate has confirmed an historic 12 Circuit Court Judges this year. That's the most in a President's 1st year in office since the creation of circuit courts in 1891."
Dec. 14, 2017 Tweet - "When the #Senate confirms Mr. Ho, we'll be adding another fair & impartial judge to the federal bench. @POTUS has nominated individuals with strong fidelity to the law and the Constitution."
Dec. 14, 2017 Tweet - "Jim Ho, who will be the 12th @POTUS Circuit Court nominee considered by the #Senate in 2017, "has a fidelity to the rule of law that we should all want in a federal judge'"
Dec. 14, 2017 Tweet - "Under Chairman @ChuckGrassley's leadership, the @senjudiciary Committee has done outstanding work to move @POTUS' judicial nominees to the #Senate floor. I urge all of my colleagues to join me in voting to confirm Mr. Ho."
Dec. 13, 2017 Tweet - "Once the #Senate confirms Justice Willett this afternoon, we will advance the nomination of James Ho to be a judge on the Fifth Circuit Court. He will be @POTUS' 12th nomination confirmed to the Circuit Court."
Dec. 13, 2017 Tweet - "Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett will be the 11th @POTUS nominee to the circuit courts confirmed by the #Senate this year."
Dec. 12, 2017 Tweet - "Today, the #Senate will confirm Steven Grasz to be a judge on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, our 10th circuit court confirmation this year."
Dec. 11, 2017 Tweet - "This week, the #Senate will consider 3 more of @POTUS' outstanding individuals nominated to serve on our nation's federal circuit courts, in addition to the 9 we have already confirmed this year."
Dec. 11, 2017 Tweet - "I would like to once again commend Chairman @ChuckGrassley for his leadership of the @senjudiciary Committee. His excellent work has allowed us to bring @POTUS' circuit court nominees to the #Senate floor."
Nov. 30, 2017 Tweet - Thanks to the leadership of @senjudiciary Chairman @ChuckGrassley, the #Senate has confirmed 3X the amount of Circuit Judges for @POTUS in his first year than President Obama.
Nov. 28, 2017 Tweet - The #Senate has confirmed another of @POTUS' "Extraordinary Circuit Court Judge[s]"= 3X Circuit Court Judges President Obama appointed in his 1st year
Nov. 27, 2017 Tweet - Today, the #Senate will consider 2 more @POTUS noms to the federal judiciary. 1st, we'll vote to confirm Dabney Friedrich to serve as a district court judge for DC. Then, advance the nomination of Gregory Katsas to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
Nov. 15, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Mitch McConnell, Hearing on Nominations to Serve as Federal District Court Judges in Kentucky
Nov. 9, 2017 Senate Confirms Robert Duncan, Jr. of Kentucky to be U.S. Attorney
Nov. 6, 2017 Tweet - Confirming @POTUS' nominees is an important part of the #Senate's business, & I urge my colleagues to work together so we can get this done.
Nov. 6, 2017 Tweet - Last week, the #Senate was able to confirm 4 of @POTUS' judicial noms for lifetime positions on circuit courts
Nov. 6, 2017 Tweet - Exactly one week ago, I said the #Senate would confirm 4 excellent judicial nominees by the end of the week. That's exactly what happened.
Nov. 2, 2017 Tweet - The #Senate has confirmed 2 smart, strong, and talented women to serve on our nation's circuit courts this week, & today we'll confirm a 3rd
Nov. 2, 2017 Tweet - Together w @POTUS & @ChuckGrassley, we'll continue to put judges on the courts who will uphold the law as it's written, not as they wish it.
Nov. 2, 2017 Tweet - When confirmed today, Justice Allison Eid will be the 1st female Coloradan to serve on the Tenth Circuit.
Oct. 16, 2017 Remarks by President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Joint Press Conference
Sept. 14, 2017 Senate Confirms Russell Coleman of Kentucky to be U.S. Attorney
Sept. 7, 2017 McConnell Statement on Nomination of Rebecca Grady Jennings of Kentucky to Serve on U.S. District Court
July 14, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. McConnell, Hearing on the Nomination of John Bush
May 18, 2017 McConnell: Senate Judiciary Committee Supports Judge Thapar's Nomination; Now Goes to Full Senate
April 24, 2017 Senator McConnell Comments on Confirmation of Governor Sonny Perdue to be USDA Secretary
March 20, 2017 McConnell Statement on Judge Thapar
Jan. 31, 2017 Judge Neil Gorsuch
Sept. 27, 2016 Hearing on the President's Power Plan
Sept. 7, 2016 Water Resources Development Act of 2016 - - Motion to Proceed - - Continued
June 23, 2016 McConnell Statement on SCOTUS Immigration Ruling
May 18, 2016 Filling the Supreme Court Vacancy
April 26, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
April 7, 2016 Filling the Supreme Court Vacancy
April 4, 2016 Senators File Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Case Challenging Obama Administration's Immigration Executive Actions
March 21, 2016 Letter to the National Governors Association - Concerns Surrounding the Clean Power Plan (CPP)
March 16, 2016 Authorizing Testimony, Documentary Production, and Representation
March 16, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
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