- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 15, 2009


The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 16-1 Thursday to move the nomination of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state to the floor of the Senate.

Mrs. Clinton, a Democrat who has retained her seat as senator from New York until her confirmation, was nominated to be secretary of state by President-elect Barak Obama. A full Senate vote on the Clinton nomination is expected after Mr. Obama’s inauguration Tuesday.

Sen. David Vitter, Louisiana Republican, cast the only vote against Mrs. Clinton.

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