President Trump's pick to lead the FBI is a step closer to winning confirmation.

FOX's Jared Halpern has more from Capitol Hill:

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously signed off on Christopher Wray to serve as the next FBI director:

(Senate Judiciary Committee) "Mr. Chairman, the votes are 20 yays, no nays."

That sets up a final confirmation vote on the Senate floor. Wray received bipartisan praise at a confirmation hearing last week, vowing independence from the White House.

If confirmed, Wray would replace James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Trump in May.

On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News.

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