Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed cloture on several more of President Obama’s executive and judicial nominees Monday evening.
Earlier Monday, Reid threatened to keep the Senate in session through Christmas Eve to confirm the nominees.
“There are certain things we have to get done before Christmas,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “It’s work we must do.”
Reid filed cloture on the nominations of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, John Koskinen to serve as director of the Internal Revenue Service, Brian Davis to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve, Sloan Gibson to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Sarah Sewall to be an Under Secretary of State, Michael Connor to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior, Sarah Bloom Raskin to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, Jessica Garfola Wright to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and Richard Engler to be a member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.
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