Judiciary vote on Gorsuch likely in 2 weeks
WASHINGTON- Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley says his panel likely will cast a vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's nomination in two weeks, on April 3.
Grassley said the committee will first schedule a vote for next Monday, March 27. But he expects the vote to be held over a week, as committee rules allow any member to push it back.
Republicans have said they would like Gorsuch to be confirmed before Congress leaves for a two-week recess on April 7.
For Supreme Court nominations, the Judiciary panel has traditionally voted to recommend a nominee favorably or unfavorably, giving the full Senate the final say.
Gorsuch's four-day confirmation hearing began Monday morning. Senators will begin questioning the judge Tuesday.