McConnell moving package of 15 judges to wrap up October session

McConnell moving package of 15 judges to wrap up October session
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTSA agents protest government shutdown at Pittsburgh airport The case for Russia sanctions Pompeo planning to meet with Pat Roberts amid 2020 Senate speculation MORE (R-Ky.) has circulated a hotline request to vote on 15 judicial nominees, which would allow the Senate to wrap up its October session and go on recess until Election Day.

McConnell has asked colleagues to consider votes on 15 nominees with two minutes of debate equally divided on each.

If colleagues agree, the Senate will start a vote-a-thon Thursday evening and leave town until after the election.

The judicial nominees include David James Porter of Pennsylvania to sit on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, Ryan Nelson of Idaho to sit on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Richard Sullivan of New York to sit on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

Other nominees include William Ray of Georgia to serve for the Northern District of Georgia, Liles Clifton Burke of Alabama to the North District of Alabama, Michael Juneau of Louisiana to serve for the Western District of Louisiana and Mark Norris Sr. of Tennessee to the Western District of Tennessee.

 McConnell later requested unanimous consent on the Senate floor to move to executive session, possibly setting up a series of votes this afternoon.