Pompeo set to be confirmed on Thursday

Pompeo set to be confirmed on Thursday
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The Senate will take a final vote on CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoPompeo to outline post-deal strategy on Iran Trump asking aides whether he should proceed with North Korea summit: report Venezuela's Maduro set to win in presidential election derided by US as a 'sham' MORE's secretary of State nomination on Thursday.

Senators locked in an initial vote for Pompeo on Thursday at noon, followed immediately by a final vote on his nomination.

The agreement speeds up the timeline for Pompeo's nomination, where opponents could have delayed a final vote until Friday.

Pompeo now has the votes to be confirmed.

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In addition to support from every Republican senator, four Democrats have said they will support him.

Democratic Sens. Doug Jones (Ala.), Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampOvernight Defense: Senate confirms Haspel as CIA chief | Trump offers Kim 'protections' if he gives up nukes | Dem amendments target Trump military parade Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers target Chinese tech giants | Dems move to save top cyber post | Trump gets a new CIA chief | Ryan delays election security briefing | Twitter CEO meets lawmakers Senate confirms Haspel to head CIA MORE (N.D.), Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinTrump to hold Nashville rally amid efforts to boost GOP Senate hopeful Voters Dems need aren't impressed by anti-waterboarding showboating Overnight Finance: House rejects farm bill in conservative revolt | NAFTA deal remains elusive as talks drag on | Dodd-Frank rollback set for House vote MORE (W.Va.) and Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyVoters Dems need aren't impressed by anti-waterboarding showboating Overnight Defense: Senate confirms Haspel as CIA chief | Trump offers Kim 'protections' if he gives up nukes | Dem amendments target Trump military parade Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers target Chinese tech giants | Dems move to save top cyber post | Trump gets a new CIA chief | Ryan delays election security briefing | Twitter CEO meets lawmakers MORE (Ind.) have said they will support him.

Sen. Angus KingAngus Stanley KingOvernight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Trump hits federally funded clinics with new abortion restrictions Dem senators ask drug companies to list prices in ads Overnight Health Care: Trump unveils plan to lower drug prices | Dem questions drug company's payment to Trump attorney | House panel unveils opioid proposals MORE (I-Maine), who caucuses with Democrats, also came out as a "yes" vote on Wednesday.

That puts Pompeo on track to get at least 55 "yes" votes on Thursday.

The quick action comes as senators are poised to leave town Thursday for a weeklong recess.

Pompeo won over a majority of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday after GOP Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulKentucky Dems look to vault themselves in deep-red district Overnight Defense: Senate confirms Haspel as CIA chief | Trump offers Kim 'protections' if he gives up nukes | Dem amendments target Trump military parade Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers target Chinese tech giants | Dems move to save top cyber post | Trump gets a new CIA chief | Ryan delays election security briefing | Twitter CEO meets lawmakers MORE (Ky.) switched his vote and supported Pompeo.