The Senate will vote on the confirmation of Justice Department Office of Legal Policy nominee Christopher Schroeder Wednesday.
The chamber will debate the nomination for three hours and likely vote in the afternoon.
The Senate Judiciary Committee initially endorsed Schroeder, a Duke University law professor, for the post last summer by voice vote, but his nomination spent several months stalled on the Senate floor before being returned to the White House in December. President Barack Obama re-nominated him in January and the panel approved him again in February on a 16-3 vote.
Republican Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona, John Cornyn of Texas and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma voted against Schroeder in committee. Kyl expressed concern in February that Schroeder, who has been a critic of President George W. Bush’s national security policies, will vet judicial candidates.
Tax Division nominee Mary L. Smith is the only other Assistant Attorney General candidate who is still pending in the Senate.