U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) testifies during his Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing to be secretary of state, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Senate panel approves Kerry for secretary of state
Posted : Tuesday, 29 January 2013 10:21AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John Kerry on Tuesday won the support of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday to replace Hillary Clinton as President Barack Obama's new secretary of state.
The full Senate is expected to confirm Kerry later on Tuesday.
The five-term senator and 2004 failed presidential candidate has broad support from fellow Democrats as well as Republicans in the Senate.
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Jackie Frank)
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