On May 27, 2010, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) asked the Senate for en banc unanimous consent to confirm over one hundred nominees to various positions in federal agencies, the courts, and the military.  Harkin’s request included Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominee Cheryl LaFleur and sitting Commissioner Philip Moeller  (see March 12, 2010 edition of the WER).  However, Sen. Harkin eventually withdrew his unanimous consent motion because of a debate over nominees for the National Labor Relations Board.  Moeller’s term is set to expire at the end of June, but he is allowed to serve through a grace period that will run through the current session of Congress.