March 12, 2007 – Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. September 11, 2008 – Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held. September 23, 2008 – Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. 768. Subject to nominee’s commitment to respond to requests to appear and testify before any duly constituted committee of the Senate. October 02, 2008 – Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.