Today on the Hill: New Hampshire Democratic Primary Gets Underway

New Hampshire voters will head to the polls today as the highly anticipated “first-in-the-nation” Democratic presidential primary gets underway. Recent polling indicates that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg are leading the pack in the Granite State, with Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) in the mix as well. While the Vermont Senator won New Hampshire in the 2016 primary by more than 20 points, Buttigieg appears to be polling within single digits of the Sen. Sanders following Buttigieg’s narrow Iowa caucus victory last week.

Back in Washington, Senators will convene today to vote on confirmation of Andrew Brasher’s nomination to be a Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit Court. A full list of nominations up for consideration can be found here. Meanwhile, House lawmakers will meet to consider the rule for a package of public lands bills out of the Natural Resources Committee, as well as a joint resolution that would eliminate the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.