Confirmed: McHale, Crowley, Benjamin & Blake

The Senate confirmed yesterday the nominations of the following senior officials for the State Department (5/21):

Judith A. McHale, of Maryland
to be Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy.

Philip J. Crowley, of Virginia
to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Public Affairs).

Daniel Benjamin, of the District of Columbia
to be Coordinator for Counterterrorism, with the rank and status of Ambassador at Large.

Robert Orris Blake, Jr., of Maryland
Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service Class of Minister-Counselor to be Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs

This currently leaves us with three nominees stuck in the Senate waiting for a full vote: Susan Flood Burk, Harold Hongju Koh, and Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman.

Congressional Record will be posted as soon as it goes online.

Update @3:37 pm:

Congressional Record
CONFIRMATIONS — (Senate – May 21, 2009)

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