Senate Judiciary has few questions for Brookman in 1st district court confirmation hearing, signaling likely easy confirmation

Wednesday’s hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary was a relatively quiet affair for Indiana Southern District Court Magistrate Judge Matthew Brookman, who has been nominated to become a district judge on the court where he currently serves. That quiet could be a sign that he’s on the path to an all but assured confirmation.

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Lawmakers reach deal on spending bill, but hurdles remain

Congressional leaders reached agreement Thursday on a stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government running through mid-February, though a temporary shutdown was still possible with some Senate Republicans holding out over the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for some workers.

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