Senate Confirms Six Obama Cabinet Picks

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The Senate has confirmed six of President Barack Obama's cabinet picks by unanimous consent, though Hillary Clinton is not among them.

The six, per CBS News Capitol Hill reporter John Nolen, are Energy Secretaru Steven Chu; Education Secretary Arne Duncan; Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano; Secretary Of The Interior Ken Salazar, Veterans Affairs Dierector Gen. Eric Shinseki; and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. (Check out the CBS News Cabinet page here.)

A floor vote on Clinton, as we reported earlier, was blocked by Republican John Cornyn of Texas. Her nomination will be on the Senate Floor tomorrow, and three hours of debate are scheduled.

The former first lady is expected to be confirmed easily.


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