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Raymond Kethledge is a judge on the Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit & on @realDonaldTrump’s pre-approved list, having passed the “litmus test” on overturning #RoevWade & striking down protections for ppl w/pre-ex conditions in the ACA. Here’s #WhatsAtStake if he’s confirmed:
Judge Kethledge has a history of opposing women’s reproductive freedom. Anti-choice activists have praised his work as Judiciary Committee counsel for Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) when Sen. Abraham was pushing for a federal abortion ban.…
Judge Kethledge has repeatedly sided against workers in cases dealing with the right to organize, fair wages, age discrimination, and sexual harassment. #WhatsatStake…
Judge Kethledge wrote a concurring opinion to a decision that would have prevented as many as 200K otherwise eligible Ohio voters from casting ballots. Thankfully, #SCOTUS promptly vacated the decision & allowed the votes to be counted. #WhatsatStake…
In a case brought by victims of the Flint water disaster, Judge Kethledge sided with the corporations who contributed to the crisis rather than standing up for those who suffered as a result. #WhatsatStake…
Kethledge was hand-picked for the #SCOTUS short list by the head of the Federalist Society, Leonard Leo. Of Leo, one conservative said, “No one has been more dedicated to the enterprise of building a Supreme Court that will overturn Roe v. Wade”…

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More from @SenSchumer

Oct 4, 2018
After reviewing the additional background check documents on Judge Kavanaugh, four things are crystal clear.

First, the documents raise even more serious doubts in my mind about Judge Kavanaugh’s truthfulness.
Second, Judge Kavanaugh stated at his hearing that the individuals at the incident involving Dr. Ford refuted her version of events. From their own public statements, we knew that to be false, and nothing in this report changes that.
Third, it appears very clearly to me that the FBI was severely limited in which questions they could ask and which leads they could follow.
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Sep 11, 2018
17 years ago, my city and our country changed forever. Today, we remember the sacrifice & loss of those on and after #September11th. #NeverForget
New Yorkers and the rest of the country will #NeverForget the bravery so many showed - especially our first responders - on that terrible day.
That’s why I was proud to have worked to pass the #Zadroga Act to take care of their health and offer our first responders justice.
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Sep 9, 2018
It is becoming increasingly clear that Judge Kavanaugh has misled the Senate Judiciary Committee in a number of ways. This should raise immediate red flags for all Senators and the American public.
First, in his 2004 hearing, he told Sen Feinstein that the WH didn’t know about potential judicial nominees’ views on abortion in the vast majority of cases. But recently released emails show that he was often told about & discussed nominees’ views and ideology, including on Roe.
For example, a document produced for the Committee shows that Kavanaugh was told about the fact that a potential nominee for the Fifth Circuit was “pro-life.”…
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Sep 3, 2018
Earlier this year, I introduced a new bill, the “Workers’ Freedom to Negotiate Act” to reform our broken labor laws & help the very workers we celebrate on #LaborDay to earn better wages.

This is especially important given the Trump Admin & GOP assault on worker rights & safety.
While President Trump promised to stand up for the working people in this country, his administration appears hell-bent on causing more harm to working families than good.

Here’s a few examples:………
President Trump’s rolling back much-needed reforms that keep workers safe, freezing pay for federal workers, or limiting the power of public sector unions will do nothing to help the working people in this country and instead only benefit the special interests and wealthiest.
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Aug 29, 2018
No amount of @realDonaldTrump tweets can change fact that real wages are declining; while cost of living– esp gas prices & health care costs, thanks in large part to GOP & Trump Admin–are continuing to climb, & families are struggling to choose which basic necessities to pay for.
Pres. Trump promised American workers a $4,000 raise, instead he blew up the deficit to give a tax cut that pads the pockets of the wealthiest Americans and the executives at the biggest corporations.
Relying solely on GDP numbers as a bellwether for how Americans are faring in the economy is a mistake. That's why @MartinHeinrich & I proposed new bill to require the Feds to report how growth is distributed across the income spectrum - alongside quarterly GDP reports.
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Aug 28, 2018
On Saturday, August 25th, 2018, nine years to the day since the death of his friend Senator Kennedy, our friend and colleague Senator John S. McCain passed away.
I can truly say that the time we spent together authoring and passing immigration reform were some of my proudest days in politics, in no small part because the success was shared with @SenJohnMcCain.
He was so many things to so many people. A fierce friend to those who were lucky enough to have earned his friendship. A real thorn in the side of those who earned his scorn. An unofficial ambassador for the US, a comfort to our allies & an unabashed champion for Western values.
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