The Senate Also Confirmed Caroline Kennedy As Ambassador to Japan

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 Caroline Kennedy attends Grand Central Terminal 100th Anniversary Celebration at Grand Central Terminal on February 1, 2013 in New York City.
Caroline Kennedy attends Grand Central Terminal 100th Anniversary Celebration at Grand Central Terminal on February 1, 2013 in New York City. Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Just after passing a bill to end the shutdown on Wednesday, the Senate voted unanimously to confirm Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan. Senators were really in the mood for ending lengthy standoffs last night.