Committee Approves Clinton for State Job
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 16-1 on Thursday morning in favor of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clintons (D-N.Y.) nomination to be secretary of State, with only conservative Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) voting no.
Sen. Clinton did an outstanding job before the committee, Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) said, hailing Clintons testimony during the panels Tuesday hearing.
The committee vote was cast just minutes before Clinton was scheduled to give her farewell address on the Senate floor. Her secretary of State confirmation now moves to the full Senate for consideration.