Senate Confirms Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

The chamber voted 56-43 in favor

Secretary of State nominee Rex Wayne Tillerson testifies during his Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Secretary of State nominee Rex Wayne Tillerson testifies during his Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted February 1, 2017 at 3:42pm

The Senate confirmed Wednesday secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson.

The chamber voted 56-43 in favor of making the former Exxon Mobil CEO the next secretary.

Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Mark Warner of Virginia, and independent Sen. Angus King of Maine voted in favor of confirming Tillerson.