Leahy Pushes For Deputy AG Vote Amid GOP Resistance

Law360 (December 2, 2010, 8:39 PM EST) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., asked senators Thursday to vote on Bryan Cave LLP partner James M. Cole's nomination for deputy attorney general, meeting resistance from Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who has raised concerns over the nominee's ties to American International Group Inc.

Sessions objected to the consent request for debate and vote on Cole's nomination, which has been pending on the Senate's executive calendar for four months, Leahy said.

“Today I will seek unanimous consent for a time agreement to debate this nomination and finally have...
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