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The Se­nate is back in ses­sion — and some say one item should top the to-do list: Con­firm close to 150 pend­ing Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion nom­i­nees.

“Se­nate Democrats are do­ing their best to en­sure that the ex­ec­u­tive branch lacks the staff nec­es­sary to ad­vance Pres­i­dent Trump and the GOP’s bold, con­ser­va­tive agenda. It’s time for Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Mitch McCon­nell and the pres­i­dent’s Repub­li­can al­lies to pick up the pace and chip away at the nom­i­nees await­ing con­fir­ma­tion,” says Adam Bran­don, pres­i­dent of Free­domWorks, a grass­roots group em­brac­ing smaller gov­ern­ment and lower taxes.

“Pres­i­dent Trump has nom­i­nated th­ese great can­di­dates, and it’s the Se­nate’s job to con­firm them. There are cur­rently 146 nom­i­nees await­ing Se­nate con­fir­ma­tion, com­pared to the 91 at this point dur­ing Obama’s pres­i­dency. The Repub­li­can Se­nate showed po­ten­tial, hav­ing re­cently con­firmed more than 60 judges and other ex­ec­u­tive branch nom­i­nees, but there’s still more that can and must be done. Free­domWorks calls upon the Se­nate to keep up the good work and fo­cus on con­firm­ing Pres­i­dent Trump’s nom­i­nees,” Mr. Bran­don ob­serves.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion has launched a na­tional cam­paign to bring this idea home; stay tuned.

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