GOP senators eye nuclear move to change rules on Trump nominees

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John Cornyn John CornynTrump tries to win votes in Senate fight GOP senators eye nuclear move to change rules on Trump nominees Senate GOP goes down to wire in showdown with Trump MORE. Under the rules change resolution that would be reduced down to two hours for district court judges and most executive nominees. The 30 hour requirement would remain in tact for Supreme Court nominees Cabinet picks and roughly a dozen board nominations. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Monday he would lobby the Trump administration to recognize the occupied Golan Heights as belonging to Israel. There is no construct I can imagine now or any time in the future for the state of Israel to give the Golan up Graham told reporters. Graham said he would talk to Trump about recognizing the rugged strategically located plateau as part of Israel as it was inconceivable that Israel could ever give it to anyone given the threats Israel faces. Israel says the territory is a critical buffer zone to defend its territory and has itself lobbied Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty there. But Trump said he was not taking a position on the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. A key GOP senator warned Monday that President Trump should not try to make U. allies pay a premium for hosting American forces on bases overseas

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