Senate confirms Kerry nomination for State Dept.

Senate confirms Kerry nomination for State Dept.

Credit: Photo: J. Scott Applewhite

In this Jan. 24, 2013 photo, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., sits before the committee he has served on for 28 years and led for the past four as he seeks confirmation as U.S. secretary of state, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on Kerry's nomination to be the next secretary of state.

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 5:50 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has confirmed Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry as the next secretary of state. 

The vote was 94-3. Once sworn-in, Kerry will replace Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is stepping down after four years. 

The vote came just hours after the Foreign Relations Committee approved his nomination by voice vote. Kerry has led the committee for the past four years.  

The 69-year-old Kerry is a decorated Vietnam veteran and the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate.   
 

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