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Senate Committee Approves Exxon’s Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

HeadlineJan 24, 2017

On Monday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 11-10 to approve longtime ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state. Florida Senator Marco Rubio was the swing vote; he had said he might vote against Tillerson, but instead decided to back him. Tillerson’s confirmation will go before the full Senate next week.

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