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Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Foxx, Pritzker confirmation votes likely this week


Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx (J. Scott Applewhite - AP)
Look for two more Obama Cabinet officials to be confirmed this week. As expected, the Senate has agreed to a vote on the nominations of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to be secretary of transportation and Penny Pritzker to be secretary of commerce.

In a brief statement Friday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) were working to find a time to take up the votes.

Given that both nominees got unanimous votes in committee, it’s not likely that the full Senate votes, which could come early this week, will be close.

That leaves two nominees — Environmental Protection Agency assistant administrator Gina McCarthy to head the agency and assistant attorney general Tom Perez to be secretary of labor — waiting for votes in July.

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