April 28, 2005 – Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
July 18, 2005 – Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held.
July 21, 2005 – Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. 226. Subject to nominee’s commitment to respond to requests to appear and testify before any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
July 28, 2005 – Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.