Senate confirms Rahm Emanuel and others to ambassador posts
Early Saturday morning, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, announced a deal that Cruz’s legislation imposing sanctions would be debated and voted on by mid-January.
Emanuel and others’ confirmation votes were part of a flurry of activity in the Senate in the early hours of Saturday morning before lawmakers adjourned for recess.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the status of Gabriel Sanchez’ and Holly Thomas’ nominations. They have not yet been voted on.