Evan Ryan nomination for ECA Assistant Secretary approved by SFRC

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) approved by voice vote this afternoon the nomination of Evan Ryan to be Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs at the Department of State, CQ.com reports. Ms. Ryan's nomination next heads to the full Senate for a final confirmation vote. It is unclear at this time when that vote might take place. 

President Obama nominated Ms. Ryan for the post in early July. Her confirmation hearing before the SFRC was held on July 30.