Carla D. Hayden is one step closer to becoming the first African-American and woman to head the Library of Congress.
The Senate Rules and Administration Committee approved Hayden's nomination by voice vote Thursday. Chairman Roy Blunt of Missouri said he expects her nomination to move to the floor this month.
"The nominee, in my opinion, will bring a wealth of experience to the position," Blunt said at the committee meeting.
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Hayden, 63, currently heads the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, a position she has held since 1993.