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 PompeoMike Pompeo,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Noem to travel to South Carolina for early voting event Poll: Trump leads 2024 GOP primary trailed by Pence, DeSantis 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 HeitkampJoe Manchin's secret Supreme Court battle could wreak havoc with Biden's 2020 agenda Effective and profitable climate solutions are within the nation's farms and forests MORE (N.D.), Joe ManchinJoe ManchinSenate rejects GOP effort to add Trump border wall to bipartisan infrastructure deal Youth organizations call on Biden to ensure 'bold' climate investments Democrats barrel toward August voting rights deadline MORE (W.Va.) and Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellySupreme Court battle could wreak havoc with Biden's 2020 agenda Republicans fret over divisive candidates Everybody wants Joe Manchin MORE (Ind.) have said they will support him.

Sen. Angus KingAngus KingBiden's ATF nominee on shaky ground in Senate GOP skepticism looms over bipartisan spending deal White House cyber chief backs new federal bureau to track threats 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 PaulKaine says he has votes to pass Iraq War repeal in Senate Overnight Defense: Senate panel votes to scrap Iraq war authorizations | Police officer fatally stabbed outside Pentagon ID'd | Biden admin approves first Taiwan arms sale Senate panel votes to repeal Iraq war authorizations MORE (Ky.) switched his vote and supported Pompeo.