Hilary Clinton has been approved as the Secretary of State under the new Obama administration, despite concerns about a possible conflict of interest due to her husband's fundraising in foreign countries. The vote in the Senate was 94-2 and the former first lady and senator from New York was sworn in shortly thereafter. Clinton replaces in the role.
The allegations of a possible conflict of interest came from foreign contributions being given to the charitable foundation run by her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Nearly $500 million has been donated to the foundation, and some of the money has been put up by foreign governments that the new Secretary of State may be dealing with while performing her duties.
A list of past donors will be made public, and the names of current donors will be published on an annual basis. Any donations from foreign governments will be reviewed by a State Department ethics committee.