Any senator can block the nominations on the Senate floor — they can only be confirmed with unanimous support.
Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzPentagon's suppressed waste report only tip of the inefficient machine Markos Moulitsas: Kill the filibuster Ark., Texas senators put cheese dip vs. queso to the test MORE (R-Texas) has indicated he might block Wheeler's nomination unless he promised not to require more disclosure about the groups paying for political advertisements. Cruz's office did not respond to a request to comment Wednesday evening.
Wheeler is an investor and former lobbyist for the cellphone and cable industries. O'Rielly is a longtime congressional aide who currently works for Sen. John CornynJohn CornynGOP eager to see Harry Reid go Republicans tie Trump's Defense pick to funding fight Ark., Texas senators put cheese dip vs. queso to the test MORE (R-Texas), and McSweeny is currently an attorney in the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.
—Updated at 6:51 p.m.