October 13, 2011 03:35 PM

Korean Ambassador Confirmed; Agreement to Consider Higginbottom nomination

The Senate has confirmed Executive Calendar #287, Sung Y. Kim to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Korea by unanimous consent.

Also by unanimous consent, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #78, Heather Higginbottom to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget with four hours for debate equally divided in the usual form.  Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will proceed to vote without intervening action or debate on confirmation of the Higginbottom nomination.