The U.S. Senate has confirmed former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State, revealing "just how much fossil fuel industry money has corrupted Congress", as climate group 350.org put it.
The nomination of Mr Tillerson, the former chief executive of ExxonMobil who has never served in government, advanced by a vote of 56 to 43, with four Democrats joining all 52 Republicans in support.
Tillerson started out with a sly joke, apologizing for arriving nearly 30 minutes late because he'd been attending a prayer breakfast led by President Donald Trump.
Other Trump cabinet nominations continue to advance in the Senate, with the Republican majority brushing aside impotent and largely theatrical protests by the Democrats, who would happily confirm the vast majority of the nominees but fear the popular reaction.
Senator Ben Cardin, the Foreign Relations Committee's top Democrat, said he was afraid that Tillerson would be a "yes man" and would not be able to stop President Donald Trump from practicing a wrong-headed foreign policy. Six Democratic senators, including Virginia's Mark Warner, crossed party lines to vote for him.
"We don't all feel the same way" about Trump, he said.
Tillerson will take office with the weakest support in the Senate of any secretary of state in USA history.
Environmentalists opposed Tillerson before and after his nomination, citing his career in oil and natural gas and Russian business ties.
"Secretary Tillerson. You bring the unique skills and deep, deep insights - and I've gotten to see it firsthand - into foreign diplomacy our nation needs to foster stability and security in a world too often trapped, and right now it's trapped, in violence and in war", Trump said.
Tillerson, who's used to dealing with the most sensitive issues in the world's toughest venues, surely would have had a better handle on the moratorium's optics.
Freshly confirmed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson got a warm welcome Thursday on his first day on the job, charming his new employees with a joke about needing all the prayers he can get.
Pressed by Democrats in his Senate confirmation hearing in January, however, Mr Pruitt said he disagreed with Mr Trump's earlier claims that global warming is a hoax created by the Chinese to harm the economic competitiveness of the United States. Then, last Monday, Sen. Condoleeza Rice, by contrast, was approved by an 85-13 vote, Henry Kissinger by 78-7 and Dean Acheson by 83-6.
Speaking in the Oval Office, Tillerson said strangers sent him messages of encouragement during the confirmation process, which he described as a stark reminder that he now works for all Americans.
The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink . Capital spending totaled $4.83 billion in the fourth quarter, compared with $7.42 billion in the fourth quarter of past year .
The bench said, "Tell your government that law and order is primacy in civilized society and we can't tolerate such incidents". Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the bench that a holistic approach was needed to deal with the situation.
Instagram Stories is clearly inspired by Snapchat Stories, with Facebook itself moving to adopt similar features. Snapchat faces increasing competition from Facebook (FB), especially at its Instagram photo-sharing app.
These are the closest views we have ever had of the rings and scientists are very excited to see all the details they hold. From here, the spacecraft will enter the "Grand Finale" phase of its mission, diving in between the planet and its rings .
The auto sharing service will start offering the vehicles to customers at its Toronto and Vancouver locations in early February. Car2go now expects that Mercedez-Benz vehicles will comprise the majority of its North American fleet by the end of 2017.
She said the response has been heartening. "It best represented my patriotism and faith", she said last week. Women wear American flag hijabs at an event at City Hall for World Hijab Day on Wednesday in New York City.
This, in turn will allow growth to converge to the trends rates and move GDP growth to the 6.75% to 7.5% range in 2017-18. He also indicated that that full remonetisation of the country's economy will happen over the next 1-2 months.
Price increases were about 25% year over year, compared with an average of 10% yearly for the pharmaceutical industry as a whole. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 15th.
Miller had previously been arrested in 2012 for threatening a law enforcement officer while resisting arrest. The bishop who was treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries that aren't considered serious.
Israel intends to build 3000 new settlements
Police officers entered the outpost where nearly 1,000 right-wing activists and residents are refusing to evacuate. In 2014, the Supreme Court ruled Amona must be demolished , but evacuations have been delayed several times.
Indian tech companies brace for visa impact
The Bill comes in the wake of immigration policy changes in the U.S. , days after President Trump took over. Another alternative, as suggested by an analyst, is a move towards automation of software services.
Frontier will soon go to two OH cities from MSP
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DeVos nomination clears Senate committee
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FA Cup: Manchester United Demolish Wigan 4-0
The third goal came from a slick counter attack with Schweinsteiger clearing a Wigan corner to Wayne Rooney who laid the ball to Mkhitaryan to score after a one-two with Martial.
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