Watch Kerry's confirmation hearing live
Sen. John Kerry attends President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony in Washington on Monday.
January 24th, 2013
10:48 AM ET

Watch Kerry's confirmation hearing live

Sen. John Kerry's bid to get Senate approval for his nomination to secretary of state is officially under way.

Kerry, D-Massachusetts, is testifying at his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which he happens to chair. The longtime senator could sail to an easy confirmation, as politicians from both parties expressed optimism he would win approval.

If he is confirmed, he said at the start of the hearing, he will "look forward to continuing to work particularly closely" with members of the committee, which he has chaired for the last four years.

You can watch the Senate hearing live on

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  1. Patrick

    I'm a chef. I'm Patrick.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    A foreign policy in shambles. Same old of the Bush-Cheney era same old. Imperative that US does an overhaul of its failed policies. Sen. Kerry should be a suitable candidate.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      Faux Patrick, if you miss him so much, you know where he blogs. Hello to you @saywhat,

      January 24, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    What is needed is an America first approach not directed by the foreign lobby in Congress or elsewhere.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ancient Texan

    I was impressed that Kerry stated that the economic situation being stabilized is a direct necessity for a stable foreign policy.. Hope he whispers that to Obama.

    January 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |