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Letter: Senate Must Work to Confirm Nearly 200 Nominees by Year-End Deadline

Dear Leader McConnell and Republican Senators,

Close to 200 nominations, both executive and judicial, are awaiting consideration in the Senate. If these nominations are not confirmed by the end of the year, they will be returned to the White House.

With this in mind, we ask you to keep the Senate in session to confirm all pending conservative executive and judicial nominations before adjourning for the year -- around the clock, including nights and weekends if necessary. Particularly now that the 60-vote threshold is no longer a barrier, there is no excuse for not continuously confirming nominees.

These nominees are critical for the integrity of the judiciary, but also critical to ensuring that executive branch agencies are fully implementing President Trump’s agenda. From the courts to the agencies, President Trump needs nominees committed to his stated policy goals.

Conservatives have been calling on the Senate to take this action for the better part of the last two years, and we repeat it again today. We call on Senate Republicans to stay in session, instead of working only 2.5 days a week. We also ask Senate Republicans to use the full measure of the Senate’s rules against Democrats bent on obstructing non-controversial nominations.

The role of advise and consent is among the Senate’s chief duties. For this reason, we ask the Senate to work around the clock to confirm conservative nominees before leaving in December.

 

The Honorable Edwin Meese III

Attorney General

President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

Jenny Beth Martin

Chairman

Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

William L. Walton

Chairman

CNP Action, Inc.

Rachel Bovard

Policy Director

Senate Steering Committee (2014-2015)

Tom McClusky

President

March for Life Action

Penny Young Nance

President & CEO

Concerned Women for America

Cleta Mitchell, Esq.

Partner

Foley & Lardner LLP

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell

Chairman

Constitutional Congress, Inc.

The Honorable Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II

President

Senate Conservatives Fund

Jessica Anderson

Vice President

Heritage Action for America

The Honorable Bob McEwen

Former Member, Ohio

U.S. House of Representatives

Matt Schlapp

Chairman

American Conservative Union (ACU)

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)

Executive Vice President

Family Research Council

Mark Fitzgibbons

President of Corporate Affairs

American Target Advertising, Inc.

Sean Noble

President

American Encore

The Honorable Gary L. Bauer

President

American Values

Tim LeFever

Chairman

Capitol Resource Institute

Bob Carlstrom

President

The Carlstrom Group, LLC

David Roberts

CEO

Defiance Press & Publishing

The Honorable Terrence Scanlon

Retired Chairman and President

Capital Research Center

Kathleen Alva Patten

President & CEO

American Target Advertising

Kay R. Daly

President

Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

Melvin Adams

Former President

Renewanation

George S. Dunlop

Owner

Windy Notch Farm

Dean Nelson

National Outreach Director

Human Coalition

Rod D. Martin

Founder and CEO

The Martin Organization, Inc.

Haley E. Martin

President

The Martin Foundation

Shawn A. Mitchell

Former National Chaplain

National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA)

Quin Hillyer

Veteran conservative columnist

Jenna Ellis

Director of Public Policy

James Dobson Family Institute

Jeremy Cerone

CEO

EliteSafe Inc.

Ed Martin

President

Phyllis Schlafly Eagles

Floyd Brown

Chairman

America Fighting Back

Andresen Blom

President

Hawaiian Values

Clare M. Lopez

Vice President for Research & Analysis

Center for Security Policy

Jeff Hunt

Director

Centennial Institute

Kelly Shackelford

President/CEO

First Liberty Institute

Seton Motley

President

Less Government

The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.

Managing Editor

conservativehq.com

Saulius "Saul" Anuzis

President

60 Plus Association

Alan P. Dye

Partner

Webster, Chamberlain & Bean

Craig Dance

CEO/President

Champion Coach Inc.

Brian S. Brown

President

National Organization for Marriage

Trent England

Executive Vice President & Fellow

Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

Sandra S. Froman

Treasurer

Council for National Policy

The Honorable Diana Denman

Presidential Appointee

President Ronald Reagan

The Honorable Mike Spence

Founding President

Conservative Republicans of California

Dr. Wm. Scott Magill

Executive Director

Veterans in Defense of Liberty™

Bob Williamson

Founder/Chairman/CEO

The Jesus Alliance

Ellen Grigsby

Director of Institutional Partnerships

Open Doors USA

Allen Hebert

President and Chairman

American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston

Richardson Gano Scurry

Co-Founder

The Bible Literacy Project

The Honorable James C. Miller III

Budget Director for President Reagan

Roxanne Phillips

Member, Executive Committee

Council for National Policy

Tim Wildmon

President

American Family Association

The Honorable Michael R. Long

State Chairman

NYS Conservative Party

Star Parker

President

CURE

Carrie L. Lukas

President

Independent Women's Forum

Alfred S. Regnery

Chairman, Conservative Action Project

Chairman, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund

The Honorable Jim DeMint

Member, South Carolina

United States Senate (2005-2013)

Marjorie Dannenfelser

President

Susan B. Anthony List

Ed Corrigan

Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project and Executive Director, Senate Steering Committee (2003-2012)

The Honorable Colin A. Hanna

President

Let Freedom Ring, Inc.

Noah Wall

Vice President of Advocacy

FreedomWorks

Lisa B. Nelson

Chief Executive Officer

American Legislative Exchange Council

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Chief Domestic Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)

Wesley Denton

Communications Director

Senator Jim DeMint (SC) (2005-2013)

Ginni Thomas

President

Liberty Consulting, Inc.

Adam Brandon

President

FreedomWorks

The Honorable Tony Perkins

President, Family Research Council

President, Council for National Policy

Thomas Fitton

President

Judicial Watch, Inc.

Tiffany Roberts

Vice President

Defiance Press & Publishing

Andrew D. Graham, Esq.

Executive Director for Policy and Education & Senior Fellow

First Liberty Institute

George Nesterczuk

President

Nesterczuk and Associates

Dr. Richard Lee

President

There’s Hope America Media

Ximena Barreto

Communications Director

Frontiers of Freedom

Dan Weber

Founder & President

Association of Mature American Citizens

Bob Adams

President

Revive America PAC

The Honorable Donald J. Devine

Senior Scholar

The Fund for American Studies

Mario Navarro da Costa

Director, Washington Bureau

Tradition, Family, Property

William W. Pascoe, III

Board Member

Tea Party Patriots Action

C. Preston Noell III

President

Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Chad Connelly

President

Faith Wins

Ralph Benko

Political Columnist

Sherri R. Martin

Executive Vice President

The Martin Organization, Inc.

Nicholas Stehle

Campaign for the American Future

Jerry Melvin

Former Dean

Florida House of Representatives

Craig Shirley

Presidential Historian

Reagan Biographer

Benjamin R. Case

CEO

Focused On Fundraising

Judson Phillips

Founder

Tea Party Nation

Rebekah Gantner

Executive Director and Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund

Rebecca Hagelin

Secretary

Council for National Policy

Malcolm Morris

Chairman

Stewart Title Guaranty Company

Amy Kremer

Chair

Women for Trump

Curt Levey

President

Committee for Justice

William Shaker

CEO

Washington Marketing Group

Susan A. Carleson

Chairman/CEO

American Civil Rights Union

James L. Martin

Founder/Chairman

60 Plus Association

Caroline C. Lewis

Owner

Percipio Communications

John F. Tate

President

America’s Liberty PAC

Steve Berger

Pastor

Grace Chapel

Richard H. Wright

CEO

AAndrews consulting

Robert Alt

President & CEO

The Buckeye Institute

Lew Uhler

President

National Tax Limitation Committee

J. Christian Adams

President

Public Interest Legal Foundation

Richard D. Hayes

Partner

Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP

Roy S. Moore

President

Foundation for Moral Law

The Honorable Jake Hoffman

President

Rally Forge

Sal Russo

Co-Founder and Chief Strategist

Tea Party Express

The Honorable Belden Bell

Co-Chair Legacy Society

The Heritage Foundation

Robert Fischer

Meeting Coordinator

Conservatives of Faith

Ambassador Henry F. Cooper

Pres. Reagan's Chief Defense and Space Negotiator and Former SDI Director

High Frontier

Charlie Copeland

President

Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Ron Pearson

Executive Director

Conservative Victory Fund

Amapola Hansberger

President

Legal Immigrants for America

Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO

CorsiNation.com

Heather R. Higgins

CEO

Independent Women's Voice

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