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After 7 Months, US Senate Approves Obama USAID Nominee

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed President Barack Obama's selection of Gayle Smith to be administrator of the country's main humanitarian aid organization, the U.S. Agency for International Development, seven months after her nomination. Smith, a long-time White House adviser on development issues, was confirmed by a vote of 79-7, with strong support from both Obama's fellow Democrats and Republicans. Obama nominated Smith in April, but her nomination was delayed by...

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