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October 31, 2013


Nomination Wars are Back

Roll Call: "Just minutes after the swearing-in of the newest senator, New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker, the Senate dove headfirst back into a standoff over executive and judicial branch nominations."

"Democrats failed to overcome, 56-42, a filibuster against the choice of Rep. Melvin Watt (D-NC) to become the top housing finance regulator, with Republicans also looking to block Patricia Ann Millett's nomination to fill one of three vacant seats on the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals."












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