Senate All-Nighter on Tap for Nominations (Video)

(Courtesy Senate Historical Office)

It may be time once again for senators to pull out the cots.

The Senate looked poised for an all-night session Wednesday to work through the process of confirming an assortment of President Barack Obama's nominees to posts ranging from federal judgeships to the top official at the Department of Homeland Security.

"Whatever it is, we're going to do it," to get the nominations considered on the floor by week's end, said Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

"Roll call votes are possible at any time this afternoon or this evening," Reid said.