President Donald Trump has nominated Azar, a former pharmaceutical company executive, to succeed Tom Price as HHS secretary. Price resigned after running into criticism over travel costs.
All Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee voted to approve the Azar nomination.
Most Democrats present voted against Azar, but one Democrat, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., voted for the nomination.
The committee held the vote on the nomination without making a video available through the web.
A copy of the announcement of the results is available here.