#OnlyOnTwitter: State Department changes

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The beginning of a new term in Washington marks changes in many of the government’s highest offices. Yesterday was noteworthy at the US Department of State, as outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held her last Town Hall, and Senator John Kerry was confirmed as the new Secretary. Of course, both occasions played out on Twitter. Secretary Clinton solicited questions via #AskState (@StateDept dubbed it #GlobalTownHall):

Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, @JohnKerry was unanimously approved by the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee and 94-3 by the full Senate to become the next Secretary of State. Many of his current & future colleagues tweeted the process as well as their congratulations once his confirmation became official:

Posted by Bridget Coyne (@bcoyne)
Government, News & Social Innovation Team