The Senate voted to confirm two of President Obama’s nominees on Monday.
“Judge Rosenbaum is clearly not controversial,” Sen. Bill NelsonBill NelsonLive coverage: Senators grill Trump's Treasury pick Trump's Commerce pick admits to unknowingly hiring undocumented worker Senate Democrats brace for Trump era MORE (D-Fla.) said ahead of the vote, citing his Republican counterpart Sen. Marco Rubio’s (Fla.) support for her nomination. “She’s going to make a fine addition to the Eleventh Circuit.”
Last week, the Senate voted 58-36 to end debate on Rosenbaum’s nominations.
Senate Democrats have been able to easily advance most of Obama’s executive and judicial nominations since they used the “nuclear option” to unilaterally change filibuster rules. Now only a simple majority is needed to end debate on nominees instead of the previously needed 60 votes.
On Monday, the Senate also confirmed Steven Croley to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy by voice-vote.