The Senate on Friday afternoon approved the nomination of Heather Higginbottom to be deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, and set up another State Department nomination for next week.
The Senate confirmed two Montana judges Thursday as senators continued to debate and vote on several of President Obama’s executive and judicial nominees.
The Senate voted 75-20 to confirm Brian Morris to be a U.S. district judge for the District of Montana. And on a 77-19 vote, the Senate confirmed Susan Watters to serve on the same court.
The House on Thursday evening quickly approved a resolution honoring the life of Nelson Mandela, who died last week at the age of 95.
Members voted 350-69 for the legislation in the chamber's final roll-call vote of 2013.
Boehner: “If you're for reducing the budget deficit, then you should be voting for this bill.”
The Senate voted 57-41 Thursday to confirm Patricia Wald to serve on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
The Senate is halfway through a list of 10 executive branch and judicial nominees that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed cloture on earlier this week.
Passage is meant to ensure there is no disruption of farm programs.
Republicans rejected a move by Democrats to add unemployment benefits to the bill.
The Senate voted 79-19 to confirm Landya McCafferty’s nomination to serve as a judge on the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire.
The Senate is expected to spend the rest of the week on executive and judicial nominees.
The Senate confirmed a district court judge for New York Thursday, as it continues to work through several of President Obama’s nominees this week.
The Senate voted 70-29 to confirm Elizabeth Wolford to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of New York.