While the House Democrats were dealing with their own members' anti-Semitism and trying to pass legislation to allow 16-year-olds to vote, Senator Mitch McConnell is getting the work of the American people done in the U.S. Senate. Last week he laid the groundwork to confirm 19 district court judges this week.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday set up votes on lifetime appointments for 19 judicial nominees next week, setting up a busy pre-recess work session on a top GOP priority. . . .
Now McConnell is beginning to work his way through the 111 District Court vacancies even as the House heads home for the summer this week.
That is about right. The House is not even in session and the Senate is working hard to help the government run more efficiently.
The 19 nominees are Michael Liburdi for the District of Arizona, Peter Welte for the District of North Dakota, James Wesley Hendrix for the Northern District of Texas, Sean D. Jordan for the Eastern District of Texas, Mark T. Pittman for the Northern District of Texas, Jeffrey Vincent Brown for the Southern District of Texas, Brantley Starr for the Northern District of Texas, Stephanie L. Haines for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Ada E. Brown for the Northern District of Texas, Steven D. Grimberg for the Northern District of Georgia, Jason K. Pulliam for the Western District of Texas, Martha Maria Pacold for the Northern District of Illinois, Steven C. Seeger for the Northern District of Illinois, William Shaw Stickman IV for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Karin J. Immergut for the District of Oregon, John Milton Younge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mary S. McElroy for the District of Rhode Island, Stephanie A. Gallagher for the District of Maryland, and Mary M. Rowland for the Northern District of Illinois.
14 of these 19 nominations -- Jordan, Hendrix, Pittman, Brown, Starr, Brown, Pulliam, Gallagher, Pacold, Seeger, Rowland, Welte, Liburdi, and Immergut -- all fill seats whose vacancies have been deemed “judicial emergencies” by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Senator McConnell is taking care of judicial emergencies and working this week; Speaker Pelosi is dealing with anti-Semites and vacationing. Thank you, Leader McConnell.