Senator Lindsey Graham, a fierce defender of President Donald Trump, is seeking to lead the Judiciary Committee next year, where he could deliver on his threats to investigate the Justice Department's handling of probes on Hillary Clinton and Russian election-meddling.
The spot opened after Orrin Hatch, a long-time Republican senator from Utah, retired this year.
The Committee on Finance is one of the original committees established in the Senate and was first created on December 11, 1815.
Based on seniority, Graham is poised to be named chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Flake said in a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday. To do that, he'll have to give up the gavel of the Judiciary Committee, which he has held since 2015. He previously served as ranking member for the four years before becoming chairman.
He has previously served as chairman of the committee from January-June 2001 and from January 2003-January 2007.
During his tenure on the committee, 18 nominees to the Supreme Court were submitted to the Senate, and 15 of those nominees served or are now serving on the bench.
Grassley will leave a significant legacy, as the committee managed to confirm both Judges Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, as well as a historic number of circuit judges, despite significant levels of resistance from Senate Democrats.
More recently, Grassley has been a key proponent of a criminal-justice bill that would cut mandatory minimum sentences for some federal crimes, including drug offenses.
Sen. Graham also backed President Trump's appointment of Matt Whitaker to serve as acting attorney general (AG) after Jeff Sessions left the post following the 2018 midterm elections.
Two potential Republican allies for Flake, Sens.
Grassley's fellow Finance Republicans still need to formally elect him to the chairmanship in January, and their decision would then be subject to ratification by the full Senate Republican Conference.
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In October, a Lion Air flight crashed into the sea just off the coast of Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. Zwingli added that Boeing's safety bulletin did not suggest additional training for pilots operating that aircraft.
May told LBC radio the threat of a no deal Brexit was personal as she is Type 1 diabetic: "I depend on insulin every day". That issue is still going to be there", May said in the interview, published Saturday.
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The new Minister for "breccia" the Prime Minister has appointed Stephen Barclay, after in protest the Cabinet left Dominic Raab. Rudd had resigned as home secretary in April, saying she had "inadvertently misled" MPs over the Windrush scandal.
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If May stayed on in power without a divorce deal that could be approved, the ultimate outcome of Brexit would be uncertain. Disaffected "Brexiteers" think they have the numbers required to trigger a challenge to her leadership within days.
Khieu Samphan had at one point been the smiling, polite figurehead who nominally was the head of state in the Khmer Rouge regime. Many called it a historic judgement which ensured leaders of Khmer Rouge are punished despite their age.
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