Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's smooth ride to confirmation as secretary of state hit a small bump on Tuesday as one of her Republican colleagues blocked a vote on Mrs. Clinton's nomination, citing ethicalquestions arising from donors to her husband's charitable foundation.
Senator John Cornyn of Texas objected to including Mrs. Clinton's name in a unanimous consent vote for several Cabinet nominees, scheduled for hours after the swearing-in of President-elect Barack Obama. The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, plans to hold a roll-call vote on Mrs. Clinton's nomination on Wednesday, which she is expected to win easily.
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