Senate confirms three Obama nominees

The Senate voted to confirm Andrew Schapiro to be U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic.

Schapiro’s nomination was confirmed by voice-vote on Wednesday.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been critical of Republicans for delaying vote on the confirmation of more than 20 pending nominations for U.S. ambassadorships around the world.

“Republicans are stalling executive nominees vital to our national security to get back at Democrats? How does that work?” Reid said last week. “Stalling these nominees is jeopardizing America’s interests abroad.”

The Senate also confirmed Julia Akins Clark to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority and Madelyn Creedon to be Principal Deputy Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration by voice-votes.

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