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The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday voted to allow the Trump administration to extend the use of executive privilege in a case that could determine how long federal judges can remain in place without a court order.
The committee’s chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley Charles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyGrassley asks FBI to explain Trump tweets on Ford attorney general: Report MORE (R-Iowa), who is also chairman of the Judiciary Committee, was joined by two Republican senators, Susan Collins Susan Margaret CollinsFlake says Kavanaugh should withdraw Kavanaugh: ‘I’m sure we’ll work this out’ The Hill’s Morning Report — Kavanaugh, accuser to testify publicly on Monday Kavanaugh nomination hits back at ‘unprecedented’ Senate push MORE (Maine) and Lindsey Graham Lindsey Olin GrahamGraham attacks NBC as ‘crony media’ after Senate hearing Overnight Health Care: Graham asks senators to consider replacing Trump’s existing health care law | Groups furious over Senate GOP repeal vote | Dems vow to continue fight over Kavanaugh MORE (S.C.), to support the bill.
The measure was supported by the committee’s top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein Dianne Emiel FeinsteinHow Flake came to power on immigration bills Overnight Defense: Mattis says Syria has ‘plenty of opportunity’ to fight back | Pentagon releases report on Russian military’s role in Syria | GOP to introduce border security bill in the coming days MORE (Calif.), and the top Republican, Mike Lee Michael (Mike) Shumway LeeHow Flake went from being a ‘troublemaker’ to becoming a hero at the White House Trump takes another stab at impeaching Comey How Flake came a cropper on immigration reform MORE (Utah), but was voted down by all three Democratic senators.
The bill, which would make permanent the presidential power to issue executive orders, passed by the Senate Judiciary panel last month but has not yet been sent to President Trump.
The Senate voted unanimously to authorize the president to use the power last month.
The legislation has been supported by several groups that oppose the practice of executive orders.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the National Sheriffs’ Association have all said that the bill would hurt public safety and limit access to justice.