The Clinton administration's nominee to head the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. sailed through her Senate Banking Committee confirmation hearing Wednesday and appears likely to gain the panel's support next week.

Committee Chairman Alfonse M. D'Amato, R-N.Y., said the panel expects to vote on attorney Donna Tanoue's nomination April 29 or 30. If approved, as expected, the nomination would be referred to the full Senate. A vote there is expected in early May.

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