July 16, 2013 / 10:32 PM / in 4 years

Obama says pleased Senate moved on stalled nominees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama praised a compromise in the Senate on Tuesday that paved the way for votes on his nominees for vacant administration posts, and he thanked lawmakers for finding a bipartisan solution to a contentious issue.

“I‘m pleased that the Senate took action today to move forward on the nominees who have waited far too long for a vote,” Obama said in a brief statement.

Reporting by Mark Felsenthal and Roberta Rampton; Editing by Stacey Joyce

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