December 19, 2013

POLITICO Breaking News

The Senate reached an agreement late Thursday on several key Obama administration and judicial nominees, easing the gridlock that had tied up the Senate this month.

Instead of working through this weekend, the Senate will vote on the confirmations of Alejandro Mayorkas as deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, John Koskinen as commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and Brian Davis as a U.S. District Judge in Florida. The most high-profile nomination -- Janet Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve -- will be held in January.

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