The Senate is scheduled to vote on the Judicial Reform Act this week.
The bill, sponsored by Senator Joe Manchin Joseph (Joe) ManchinTrump orders new FBI investigation into Kavanaugh after Senate request GOP leaders delay Kavanaugh confirmation for one-week FBI investigation GOP senator calls on FBI to re-open Kavanaugh investigation as it investigates Kavanaugh allegations MORE (D-W.
Va.), would require judges to be replaced if they retire before their term expires.
The bill would also require the president to nominate judges for judgeships.
The Senate will vote on Manchin’s bill Tuesday.
The president has said he intends to nominate a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February.
In his first term, President Obama nominated six judges to the Supreme Court and four to the District Court.