Holder approved as first black attorney general in US

A Senate committee voted to approve Eric Holder to be the first black U.S. attorney general, sending his nomination to the full Senate.

Holder approved as first black attorney general in US

A Senate committee voted to approve Eric Holder to be the first black U.S. attorney general, sending his nomination on Wednesday to the full Senate, which is expected to confirm him.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 17-2 to confirm President Barack Obama's nomination of Holder, a deputy attorney general under former president Bill Clinton. Holder had faced questions over his record, including his support for controversial pardons issued by Clinton.

Reuters
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