The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is slated to vote for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) as the next secretary of State Tuesday morning.
The full Senate could confirm Kerry later in the day.
And with that, Kerry would inherit the Obama administration’s review of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.
Kerry, asked about Keystone at his confirmation hearing last week, kept his cards close to the vest about the State Department-led review of the project.
The Obama administration faces huge pressure from business groups and some unions to back the proposed project to bring Canadian oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries.