Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the chair of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, speaks to the media regarding confirmation hearings of CIA Director nominee John Brennan in Washington March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
Senate to vote on Brennan confirmation to head CIA
Posted : Thursday, 07 March 2013 03:35PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Thursday cleared the way for a vote to confirm John Brennan to serve as President Barack Obama's director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
The Senate voted 81-16 to end debate on the nomination of Brennan and immediately began voting on his confirmation.
Republican Senator Rand Paul spent nearly 13 hours speaking on the Senate floor on Wednesday in an attempt to block Brennan's confirmation.
(Reporting By Rachelle Younglai; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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