—By Domani Spero
On June 25, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee cleared the following State Department nominations:
Since President Obama has now announced a nominee for the Office of Inspector General, we are presuming that Senator Cruz has not gone through with his threat to place a blanket hold on all these nominees (see After 1,989 Day-Vacancy — President Obama Nominates Steve Linick as State Dept Inspector General; also Still No Junkyard Dog? Senator Cruz Warns He’ll Place a Hold on All State Dept Nominations). And if that’s the case, then these nominations should be up for a vote in the full Senate.