October 21, 2005 – Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
December 08, 2005 – Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held.
December 15, 2005 – Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. 477. Subject to nominee’s commitment to respond to requests to appear and testify before any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
December 17, 2005 – Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.