Senate Committee Approves Branstad for China Ambassadorship

Gov. Terry Branstad testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his nomination hearing to become ambassador to China.

WASHINGTON –Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is one step closer to being confirmed as the U.S. Ambassador to China.

Tuesday morning the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved Branstad, with a voice vote. Sen. Charles Grassley sent a tweet out shortly after the vote.

The full Senate still needs to vote to confirm Branstad.