Any senator can block the nominations on the Senate floor — they can only be confirmed with unanimous support.
Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzBig Pharma must address high drug prices A guide to the committees: Senate Trump wants to cut red tape? He should start with the CFPB. 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 CornynIPAB’s Medicare Cuts Will Threaten Seniors’ Access to Care Schumer: GOP plan to make Warren the face of Dems 'not going to work' A guide to the committees: Senate MORE (R-Texas), and McSweeny is currently an attorney in the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.
—Updated at 6:51 p.m.