Politics

Sotomayor Begins Hill Visits

President Obama's choice for the nation's highest bench begins her first round of visits to Senators on Capitol Hill this morning.  She'll meet with Senate Leadership as well as members of the Judiciary Committee who will be the ones questioning her qualifications.   She will be escorted thru the Halls of the Senate by her home state Senator Charles Schumer. 

Judge Sotomayor has been busy working with White House aides on filling out her 10-page questionnaire.  As of Tuesday morning, the it has not been completed yet and White House officials tell Fox News "17 years is a lot to cover."  The form is standard for judicial nominees appearing before the Senate Committee and includes information such as employment, education, published writings, legal career, political activities as well as income and assets. 

LIST OF SENATORS JUDGE SOTOMAYOR WILL MEET WITH ON TUESDAY, JUNE 2ND

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
Republican Leader McConnell (R-KY)
Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
Assistant Majority Leader and Judiciary Committee Member Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Assistant Republican Leader and Judiciary Committee Member Jon Kyl (R-AZ)
Judiciary Committee Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) **home state Senator
Judiciary Committee Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT)
Judiciary Committee Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) **home state Senator

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