Dozens of nominees named by President Trump now have Senate approval.

FOX's Jared Halpern has more from Capitol Hill:

Ahead of an August recess, the Senate confirmed nearly 80 nominees for several agencies and ambassador posts:

(McConnell) "It was an important step towards filling critical roles throughout the administration."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has complained Democrats were delaying confirmation votes, needlessly, this batch of confirmations all occurred with unanimous, bipartisan support.

Among those confirmed, former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison to serve as U.S. Ambassador to NATO.

On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News.

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