The Senate also confirmed John Andrew Ross to the District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri.

Prior to the vote, Grassley touted the pace of the Senate in confirming Obama’s nominees as faster than previous Congresses, including those controlled by Democrats when President George W. Bush held the White House.

But Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyCongress should build on the momentum from spending bill Overnight Tech: Zuckerberg grilled by lawmakers over data scandal | What we learned from marathon hearing | Facebook hit with class action lawsuit | Twitter endorses political ad disclosure bill | Uber buys bike share Overnight Cybersecurity: Zuckerberg faces grilling in marathon hearing | What we learned from Facebook chief | Dems press Ryan to help get Russia hacking records | Top Trump security adviser resigning MORE (D-Vt.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, complained that Republicans were still miring the progress of Democratic nominees.

The nominees have “been pending for 170 days without justification,” Leahy said prior to the vote.

This story was updated at 6:57 p.m.