Sometime after the weekly caucus lunches, Kerry's nomination is expected to come to the Senate floor. The last senator to be confirmed as secretary of State was Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonBooker is taking orders from corporate pharmaceuticals Hillary Clinton under microscope at inauguration The story of the Trump transition, as told in 57 @RealDonaldTrump tweets MORE, who didn't vote on her own nomination four years ago this month.

As of late Monday, the Senate had not set a specific time for the nomination vote, but a time could be announced by Senate leaders in the morning. No other roll call votes are scheduled for Tuesday.