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Mon Jan 23, 2017, 07:44 PM

U.S. Senate committee backs Tillerson as Trump's secretary of state

Source: Reuters

POLITICS | Mon Jan 23, 2017 | 6:33pm EST

U.S. Senate committee backs Tillerson as Trump's secretary of state

By Patricia Zengerle | WASHINGTON

U.S. President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson, narrowly won approval from a Senate committee on Monday but is expected to win confirmation from the full Senate.

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 11-10 to approve Tillerson, with every committee Republican backing Tillerson and every Democrat opposing his nomination.

His backing by the committee had been in doubt until earlier on Monday, when Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a committee member, said he planned to back Tillerson.

His confirmation vote in the 100-member Senate, where Republicans hold a 52-seat majority, is not expected before next week.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-tillerson-idUSKBN1572UA

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Mon Jan 23, 2017, 07:54 PM

1. Rubio. Damn him. nt

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