Rep. Jim Himes decried the number of federal judges being approved by the Senate and pushed back on the notion that the House is not getting anything done.
“We’re getting plenty of stuff done,” Himes said. “There’s some 400 bills out there that have passed in the House of Representatives. The reason that they are not going anywhere has nothing to do with distracted Democrats because every week we pass bills. It has to do with the fact that Mitch McConnell has converted the United States Senate into a machine to approve judges.
“So, Americans need to understand that half of the Congress is a machine to approve Donald Trump’s judges. And that, of course, takes up all the time and energy in the Senate and doesn’t allow us to take up bills,” he continued. “Many of which are, by the way, bipartisan.