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Senate delays Jeff Sessions' Attorney General confirmation vote to January 31

25 January 2017
Senate delays Jeff Sessions' Attorney General confirmation vote to January 31

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said that over 190 pages of answers to a questionnaire were submitted, and that her staff needs to review them. Sen. Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General in his administration.

It is expected that the Alabama Senator will gain the approval of his colleagues and make it to the Senate floor for a final vote.

Nevertheless, during Sessions' hearing, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he looked forward to "moving to [Sessions'] appointment without delay", but added later in a statement that delays are frequent. The vote will be delayed by a week, according to the Hill.

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Sen. One more week for us to reach out to the Senate to apply more scrutiny to Sessions.

For weeks we have been calling upon NORML members to contact their Senators to oppose the Sessions if he would not clearly declare that he would not use federal resources to prosecute marijuana consumers. "Sessions be held over until next week", Sen.

The Judiciary panel is scheduled to vote Tuesday on Sen. The Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled to vote on Sessions today, but Senate rules allow for such a move to be pushed back one week if it is on the agenda for the first time.

Feinstein, who has taken a bold stance against Sessions, requested the extra week "to give the committee more time to conduct its due diligence".

Sessions, who was first elected to Congress in 1996 after serving as Alabama's attorney general and as a USA attorney, has vowed to crack down on illegal immigration, terrorism and gun violence, should he be confirmed as attorney general.

The delay is a way for Democrats to show their base that they're doing something, but it's ultimately just delaying the inevitable: the swearing in of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.