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9 March, Tuesday


U.S. Senate expected to confirm Blinken as Secretary of State on Tuesday

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The U.S. Senate is expected to confirm President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, veteran diplomat Antony Blinken, on Tuesday, after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted strongly in favor of his appointment, Eurasia Diary reports citing Reuters.

After the 15-3 vote by the committee, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the full Senate would vote on Blinken at noon EST (1600 GMT) on Tuesday.

Although the three committee no votes came from Republicans, Blinken is expected to be confirmed with strong bipartisan support.

Many lawmakers, including some Republicans, said they wanted Biden’s national security team to be in place as quickly as possible.

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