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Senators: Do your job (before it's too late)

This is theft. It's dereliction of duty. It's an affront to our democratic institutions. And it's time we put a stop to it.

Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate are stealing a U.S. Supreme Court nomination that rightly belongs to President Barack Obama and handing it over to Donald Trump.

I'm demanding that the Senate perform its constitutional "advice and consent" duty by vetting and voting on Judge Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court. Join me in calling for an immediate up or down vote on Judge Garland's appointment!

Since 1975 the Senate has taken an average of 67 days to vote on Supreme Court nominees. Here we are, more than eight months after the President did his job, and the Senate has failed to hold a single hearing on Judge Garland's nomination.

This reckless political stunt holds hostage the two other branches of government, risking lasting damage to our constitutional democracy.

We have mere weeks until Donald Trump is sworn in as President and replaces Judge Garland's nomination with his own pick for the Supreme Court.

Sign the Petition: Demand an immediate up-or-down vote on on Judge Garland's appointment to the Supreme Court!

Jeff

Posted on November 28, 2016.
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Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker.Jeff Merkley and Family As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.

Connect with Jeff Meet Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker. As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.