UPDATED 7:00 AM PT — Wednesday, January 23, 2019
The White House is hoping to recreate last year’s record breaking success in confirming federal judges to the bench.
The names of 51 nominees were put forward to the Senate again on Tuesday after their cases were allowed to lapse by the last Congress.
One of the president’s picks includes Neomi Rao, who has spearheaded efforts by the administration to roll-back burdensome regulations.
She has been tapped to fill the seat vacated by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
These nominations will likely be moved along by Chairman Lindsey Graham of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who said its his priority to confirm conservative judges.