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The measure includes a last-minute agreement with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Republicans over aid for farmers. The Senate needs to vote on the resolution and send it to President Trump.

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The Republican senator from Utah announced he would "follow the Constitution and precedent" in considering the president's nominee.

McConnell Reiterates Pledge To Vote On Trump's Supreme Court Nominee This Year

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that voters elected a GOP Senate in 2016 and strengthened it in 2018 because they wanted action on the president's federal judicial nominations.

Trump Says He Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick Friday Or Saturday

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The president said he is looking at five potential nominees to fill the seat left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

If Republicans Confirm New Justice, Scholars Say Democratic Court Packing Is Possible

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Some Democrats are open to packing the Supreme Court in response to what they perceive as an illegitimate court appointment. But the move could cause a "spiral" of retaliation, experts say.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Reiterates Opposition To Confirmation Vote Before The Election

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Murkowski is the second Senate Republican to announce that she will not support a vote on a nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left empty by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker about the Republican push to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the presidential election.

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The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sets up a brutal nomination fight, and abortion rights is likely to be a contentious issue.

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"It will be a woman, a very talented, very brilliant woman," President Trump announced, of his forthcoming nominee.

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Trump Says He Expects To Announce His Supreme Court Pick 'Next Week'

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The president says he likely will nominate a woman, noting that such a choice "would certainly be appropriate."

'It Only Takes 4': Durbin Hopes Some Republicans Break Ranks To Block A Trump Nominee

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The Illinois Democrat, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told NPR's Weekend Edition he hopes some Republicans decline to fill the Ruth Bader Ginsburg vacancy before the election.

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The Maine Republican says, "The decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd."

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Judges Amy Coney Barrett is considered to be the front-runner among the trio of federal appellate court judges. She was a finalist during the president's last high court selection.

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