December 3, 2015 01:22 PM

Cruz objects to confirmation of Executive nominations

Senator Cardin asked unanimous consent that the Senate confirm the following Executive nominations:

Executive Calendar #204 Brian James Egan - to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State;

Executive Calendar #375 Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. - to be an Under Secretary of State (Political Affairs), vice Wendy Ruth Sherman;

Executive Calendar #148 Azita Raji - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Sweden;

Executive Calendar #263 Samuel D. Heins - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Norway;

Executive Calendar #127 Cassandra Q. Butts - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas;

Executive Calendar #332 David Malcolm Robinson - to be Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization; and

Executive Calendar #333 David Malcolm Robinson - to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Conflict and Stabilization Operations).

Senator Cruz objected.