The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the nomination of former sen. Scott Brown to the US has approved Ambassador to new Zealand.
The move by voice vote on Thursday-all but assured that the full Senate confirm that brown is the choice for the post after the Memorial Day break.
Brown is a Republican, represented Massachusetts in the Senate from 2010 to 2013. He won a special election to fill the seat in the possession of the late Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy, a Democrat.
Brown lost the seat to Democrat Elizabeth Warren, and in 2014, he lost a Senate race in New Hampshire, Democratic sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
Brown faced no opposition during his confirmation hearing last week.