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Senate Judiciary Panel Will Meet During Recess, Durbin Says (1)

Sept. 30, 2022, 6:20 PMUpdated: Oct. 1, 2022, 2:10 AM

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing for judicial nominees during the October recess amid progressive calls to employ the same tactics that Republicans used in the Trump-era to move nominations faster.

Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said the committee will hold a previously scheduled hearing on Oct. 12.

Durbin said he’s kept within the precedent set by former chairs of the committee. “In this instance, by holding a hearing on a day that the Senate was originally scheduled to be in session, we are firmly within those precedential bounds,” Durbin said.

In 2018, Republicans held hearings during an ...