John Kerry

Senate Confirms Kerry as Secretary of State

Vote of 94-3


The Senate has confirmed Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry as the next secretary of State, replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The vote was 94-3.

The vote came just hours after the Foreign Relations Committee approved his nomination by voice vote with no objection. Kerry has led the committee for the past four years.

Kerry, 69, is a decorated Vietnam veteran and was the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee.