Gov. Branstad moves one step closer to U.S. Ambassador position

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate has voted to move forward Iowa Governor Terry Branstad's nomination to be the United States Ambassador to China for a full Senate vote. 

With 86 "yea" votes and 12 "nay" votes, Gov. Branstad's nomination will move to a final Senate vote, which could come as soon as Monday. 

Stay tuned to Local 5 News for the latest on Gov. Branstad's proceedings in the Senate during his confirmation process. 

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