For John, BLUF: Things do get done. Nothing to see here; just move along.
The US Senate is about the making of a deal. Here Politico reports on a Tinkers to Evers to Chance action that got our nominated Ambassador to Mexico approved by the US Senate.
That would be Ambassador Roberta Jacobson. No "political appointee", she is a career diplomat.
Senators involved included Marco Rubio, Bob Corker and Ted Cruz.
Regards — Cliff