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  Storied Senate Judiciary panel eyes a new era of quieter productivity
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Last EditedWA Indy  Jan 23, 2023 10:58am
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AuthorMarianne Levine
News DateMonday, January 23, 2023 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe Senate starts its work in earnest this week, and things may look a lot different at the famed committee known for contentious Supreme Court fights that have raised the profiles of many presidential hopefuls.

With Democrats now set to hold an actual majority, the Judiciary Committee will no longer rely on GOP cooperation to advance President Joe Biden’s picks for the federal bench — and gone are the days of required extra votes to get judges to the floor. On top of that clearer confirmation conveyor belt, which will help Biden put his stamp on the judiciary more quickly, its 51-seat majority gives Biden’s party subpoena power.
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