The Senate starts at 10 a.m. and will continue to work through the nearly two dozen nominations.
The senator dropped the nomination in exchange for expedited votes on several others.
Procedural votes on Saturday set up cloture and confirmation votes for 23 nominees.
In a rare weekend session, the upper chamber started work at noon on Saturday.
Senate will vote on the $585 billion defense bill and debate the funding bill.
The House plans to holds its last votes of the 113th Congress on Thursday.
The House will vote to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, while the Senate debates the defense spending bill.
He filed cloture on motion to concur with House-passed bill authorizing Pentagon spending.
The Senate will continue working on the nearly 100 pending executive nominations, while the House considers a bill on suicide prevention of veterans.
The House will consider suspensions and a bill to provide California drought relief, while the Senate will vote on nominations.