THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
STATEMENT BY THE VICE PRESIDENT
I am very pleased that the Senate today voted on a bipartisan basis to confirm Carol Moseley-Braun as our nation's new Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.
During her time in the Senate, Carol was not just a path-breaker -- the first African-American woman to serve in the United States Senate -- she was a strong voice for the people of Illinois and indeed the nation.
I believe that strong voice, her dedication to public service and her wealth of experience will serve the American people well in her new position as a representative of our nation.