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Hillary Clinton Confirmation Hearing Set For Tuesday

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Senate Democrats will hold a hearing next Tuesday to take up the nomination of Hillary Clinton as President-elect Barack Obama's Secretary of State. John Kerry, the incoming Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, made the announcement.

"When President-Elect Obama announced his nominations of Senator Clinton and Susan Rice for the positions of Secretary of State and Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, I said he's chosen an extremely talented team to help rebuild our alliances and advance our agenda in the world," Kerry said in a press release. "My friend and colleague Hillary Clinton will bring her years of experience and acute intellect to her position as America's top diplomat.

The hearing will also be held for Susan Rice, Obama's chosen United Nations Ambassador.

The full press release:

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Incoming Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) today announced the confirmation hearings for Senator Hillary Clinton, President-Elect Barack Obama's designee to be Secretary of State, and Susan Rice, the President-Elect's designee to be Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations with the rank and status of Ambassador.

"When President-Elect Obama announced his nominations of Senator Clinton and Susan Rice for the positions of Secretary of State and Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, I said he's chosen an extremely talented team to help rebuild our alliances and advance our agenda in the world," said Kerry. "My friend and colleague Hillary Clinton will bring her years of experience and acute intellect to her position as America's top diplomat. Susan Rice's expertise in foreign policy and commitment to strong alliances will be invaluable as she helps the President-Elect restore America's rightful role in the international arena. I look forward to working with my distinguished colleague, Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking minority member Richard Lugar, to ensure a fair and expeditious confirmation process for these two accomplished nominees."