[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/15/art.cnnlive.cnn.jpg caption=" The Senate Foriegn Relations Committee endorsed Hillary Clinton's nomination to be Secretary of State Wednesday."] WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Thursday morning to send the nomination of Sen. Hillary Clinton to be secretary of the state to the full Senate.
Senators voted 16 to 1 to report her nomination to the Senate.
Republican committee members suggested during her confirmation hearing earlier in the week that Clinton had not done enough to deal with potential conflicts of interest arising from various fundraising activities tied to her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
The Clinton nomination will not reach the Senate floor until after President-elect Barack Obama takes office on Tuesday.