The senate panel confirmed Clinton, the next step full senate confirmation and it is apparent that she will sail through with flying colors. Clinton will be at the State Department on Tuesday.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today recommended confirmation of the nomination of Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York as secretary of state. The vote was 16-1.
The full Senate still must confirm Clinton as President-elect Barack Obama's chief diplomat, but the committee vote is a clear sign that the former first lady should be in place at the State Department by Obama's inauguration on Tuesday.