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 PompeoBill Maher says he's 'glad' David Koch is dead Trump spurs new wave of economic angst by escalating China fight Trump on North Korean projectile launches: Kim 'likes testing missiles' 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 HeitkampPence to push new NAFTA deal in visit to Iowa Al Franken says he 'absolutely' regrets resigning Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand MORE (N.D.), Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinAn ode to Joe Manchin's patriotism on his birthday Trump awards Medal of Freedom to NBA legend Bob Cousy Overnight Energy: Green groups sue Trump over Endangered Species Act changes | Bureau of Land Management retirees fight plan to relocate agency | Wildfires in Amazon rainforest burn at record rate MORE (W.Va.) and Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyLobbying world Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries MORE (Ind.) have said they will support him.

Sen. Angus KingAngus Stanley KingBipartisan panel to issue recommendations for defending US against cyberattacks early next year New intel chief inherits host of challenges Senators ask for committee vote on 'red flag' bills after shootings 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 PaulGraham promises ObamaCare repeal if Trump, Republicans win in 2020 Conservatives buck Trump over worries of 'socialist' drug pricing Rand Paul to 'limit' August activities due to health MORE (Ky.) switched his vote and supported Pompeo.