Senate Judiciary Committee Delays Vote on Brett Kavanaugh Nomination

The committee will make its final consideration of the president’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court Sept. 20.

9/13/2018 1:00 PM

Senate Judiciary Committee Delays Vote on Brett Kavanaugh Nomination

As expected under committee rules, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted 11-10 to delay its decision on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Committee members again debated the process for Kavanaugh’s nomination and requests for information on his career record at the start of the executive business meeting to consider several judicial nominees.

U.S. Rep. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., made a motion early on to adjourn the meeting while U.S. Rep. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the committee, countered with a motion to hold the nomination until Sept. 20.

“The move was widely expected. Under committee rules, any one member can delay a nomination the first time it appears on the panel's agenda, as Kavanaugh's nomination was on Thursday,” The Hill reports.

However, according to the article, if members who oppose the nomination succeed in their motions, the vote would be further delayed.

If approved at the committee level, the nomination will move to the Senate floor for vote possibly by Oct. 1, ACA International previously reported.

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