December 16, 2014 08:43 PM

Cole nomination confirmed by unanimous consent--additional votes expected tonight

The Senate also confirmed Calendar #618, James Cole, Jr. to be General Counsel, Department of Education. Additional votes are possible tonight. The next vote would be cloture on Executive Calendar #1041, Stephen Bough, MO district judge. We expect to vote as soon as an agreement is reached, which may be soon.

As a reminder, cloture motions are still pending on the remaining district judge nominations in the previous order.