Commerce Leaders Seek to Fast-Track Clyburn Approval
Unanimous consent request could speed "blanket" committee approval of more than a dozen nominees
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 12/20/2012 5:45:33 PM
According to a committee spokesperson, chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and ranking member Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) agreed to seek unanimous consent from the Senate on discharging the nominees from the Committee. That would mean they would only need a full Senate vote to be confirmed.
If no Senator objects, the nominations would not have to go through a committee markup and vote.
There would still need to be a vote in the full Senate, but that one could happen quickly, too, though the staffer said there would be no word on whether the committee vote had been fast-tracked until Friday.
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