The Senate will hold a voice vote Monday evening on the confirmation of Michael Lawson as ambassador to the U.S. for the International Civic Aviation Organization, according to the Senate’s schedule.
President Obama nominated Lawson to the post in September 2013.
In February, Lawson told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee his 31 years at the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom helped prepare him for the role. Lawson has also served for the past nine years on the Los Angeles World Airports’ Board of Airport Commissioners, and he even worked as president of the board for three years.
“If confirmed, I believe the experience I have gained as a member and president of the Board of Commissioners as well as the skills accrued over three decades in the legal profession will prove relevant and valuable in representing the United States as the permanent representative to ICAO,” he said during the hearing.
ICAO has taken a front-seat role in the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine.