Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has lifted her hold on President Trump's nominee to oversee the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, Makan Delrahim, meaning the Senate can vote to confirm Delrahim.
Warren met with Delrahim this month, after previously refusing to do so, and he addressed Warren's concerns about lobbying and political interference in antitrust laws.
Delrahim, who is a lawyer and a lobbyist and was nominated for assistant attorney general, got the go-ahead from Warren according to a senior Republican aide, Reuters reported.
Warren has expressed concern regarding Trump's efforts to exert political influence on future antitrust decisions. Trump said as a candidate that he would not approve AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner during the 2016 campaign.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, previously told the Washington Examiner he had full confidence in Delrahim's ability to fairly enforce antitrust laws.
"The ongoing attempt to block his confirmation is purely political and does nothing to help American businesses and consumers," he said.