US Senate energy panel approves Energy Secretary nominee

WASHINGTON, April 18 Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:05pm BST

WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate energy committee on Thursday approved Ernest Moniz's nomination to lead the Energy Department.

With a vote of 21 to 1 in favor of the pick, Moniz's nomination will now move on for consideration by the full Senate. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)