McConnell Hits Accelator on Ambitious Agenda

Senate Republicans are preparing to fire up the nominations engine when they return to Washington next week.

GOP senators are discussing ways to advance several key nominations after a five-week recess temporarily threw the future of President Trump’s picks into limbo. To accomplish that, they plan to press ahead with confirmation hearings, committee votes and floor votes.

When the Senate reconvenes on Monday, after having left town in late March to help curb the spread of the coronavirus on Capitol Hill, their first order of business will be a vote related to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission nominee.

In addition, several committees are discussing, or have announced, action on nominations, the first time many Senate panels have been able to convene since at least mid-March.

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