Today on the Hill: Senate Set to Chip Away at Presidential Nominations

Following passage of the legislative vehicle (S. 3021) for reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), the Senate will reconvene today and turn its attention to the presidential nominations queue. For the balance of the week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has filed cloture on three nominations including: (1) Jeffrey Bossert Clark to be an Assistant Attorney General; (2) Eric S. Dreiband to be an Assistant Attorney General; and (3) James N. Stewart to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense. As of now, the upper chamber is slated to hold a final confirmation vote on the Clark nomination. However, Senate leadership has indicated that additional roll call votes are expected for today’s session.

With respect to the lower chamber, House members have left Washington to hit the campaign trail and are not scheduled to be in session until after the November midterm elections.