The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to consider Deputy Attorney General nominee James Cole at its meeting next week.
The panel scheduled the vote for its July 13 meeting. But Republicans could ask to postpone consideration of the nomination until the committee’s next meeting. The panel is also slated to consider Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan at the meeting.
The Justice Department on Friday released Cole’s written answers to questions posed by panel members after the nominee’s hearing last month. In his responses, Cole promised to turn over reports he wrote on insurance giant American International Group, which panel Republicans also requested after his hearing.
The nominee was an independent consultant for AIG from January 2005 until earlier this year as part of a deferred prosecution agreement between the insurance company and the DOJ.
President Barack Obama nominated Cole in May to replace acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler, who has held the post since David Ogden stepped down in February.