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Agencies | Updated:2017-01-24 09:21Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing to become US Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in Washington, US January 11, 2017. [Photo/Agencies]WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trumps 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 US 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.Rubio said he was troubled by Tillersons comments during his confirmation hearing regarding Russia as well as other countries, but that he ultimately decided he would vote to approve the nominee in deference to Trump, as well as to fill a critical top job.Previous Page1 2 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 Next PageRelated StoriesTillersons animosity toward China bodes ill if acted uponTillerson: US-China friendly, adversarialTillerson leaving Exxon with an attractive retirement packageExxon names Darren Woods as new boss to replace Rex TillersonTrump to pick Exxon CEO Tillerson as secretary of state: mediaPhotoStunning beauty of Lake Baikal in winterChinese dresses shine in overseas Spring Festival celebrationsGerman chancellor attends carnival receptionThe world in photos: Jan 16 – 22Signs of solutions loom in Syria with fresh intl approach in AstanaAmsterdam transforms into a tulip ocean on National Tulip DayMost Viewed in 24 HoursWeekly PhotoThe world in photos: Jan 16 – 22NewsmakerChinese innovation crucial to ending global diseasesElaine Chao: Sure-footed for new jobSpecialPresident Xi visits Latin AmericaPremier Li visits four Eurasian countriesReporters JournalUS likely to remain a divided nationMidwest county knows how to draw FDIChina-JapanJapans defense white paper makes irresponsible accusations against ChinaChina-USBasketball game sparks China-US Tourism YearChina-EuropeGroundbreaking early photographs of Shanghai head for LondonChina-AfricaNew Zanzibar hospital funded by ChinaBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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