Quotes

Quotes

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller said on Oct. 26: “Now, many of you here know that the first piece of legislation I’ve introduced for the past two Congresses is my ‘No Budget-No Pay Act.’ The concept is simple. If Congress can’t pass a budget and all of its spending bills on time, then it shouldn’t be paid. Well, Mr. President, the Senate should apply the same concept, in my opinion, to confirming judges.”

Columnist Steve Benen said on Oct. 27: “[W]here was Dean Heller a year ago? Nearly all of the vacancies on the federal bench also existed at the end of Barack Obama’s presidency, and if memory serves, Heller and his Republican brethren refused to hold confirmation votes on almost all of them last year.”