Senate approves US Ambassador to Canada

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Associated Press

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 12 at 5:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved President Barack Obama's nominee to serve as ambassador to Canada.

The selection of Bruce Heyman was approved by voice vote on Wednesday night.

Heyman is a Chicago investment banker and campaign fundraiser. He has served as managing director for private wealth management at Goldman Sachs. He first joined the investment bank in 1980.

Heyman was also a top fundraiser for Obama's re-election campaign and served on the campaign's finance committee.

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