The Senate on Wednesday, moving at what can be called warp speed in the post-“nuclear option” world, confirmed seven more Obama nominees — including career Foreign Service officer John R. Bass as ambassador to Turkey, a country critical to the effort to defeat the Islamic State militant group.

The Senate held a roll call vote on the nomination — before voting 98 to 0 to confirm him.

The Senate, by voice vote, confirmed career diplomat Eric T. Schultz, nominated a year ago, to be ambassador to Zambia and another career diplomat, Thomas Frederick Daughton, to be ambassador to Namibia. Daughton was nominated in July 2013.

The Senate also confirmed human rights lawyer David Pressman — once called actor George Clooney’s “consigliere” — and co-founder with Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle of the human rights organization Not On Our Watch Project, to be alternate U.S. representative for special political affairs at the United Nations.

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In addition, Debra S. Wada, who was a longtime aide to former senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) and more recently at the House Armed Services Committee, was confirmed as assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs; Washington lawyer Laura Wertheimer, a partner in the securities department of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr will be inspector general of the Federal Housing Finance Agency; and Bradford Huther, senior adviser to the U.S. commissioner for patents at the Commerce Department, was approved as chief finance officer for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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