Senator Clinton became the next Secretary of State on Wednesday, January 21, 2009. She was confirmed by a vote of 94 yeas and 2 nays. Her confirmation hearing was held up by one Senator who had questions about her husband's foundation the Clinton Global Initiative but Senator John McCain said he talked to Senator Cornyn who agreed to a vote on Wednesday.
The two Senators who voted nay were two Republicans.
Senator after Senator spoke about how Senator Clinton was uniquely qualified to be our next Secretary of State. Several Senators said that the United States needed Hillary Clinton at the helm at state.
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