Rex Tillerson becomes new Secretary of State(8 images)

The U.S. Senate voted on February 1, 2017 to confirm one of President Donald Trump's top Cabinet officials -- Rex W. Tillerson for secretary of state. The upper chamber voted 56-43 to approve the former ExxonMobil chief executive during a session Wednesday afternoon as the government's 69th secretary of state.

Rex Tillerson (L) delivers remarks after being sworn in as Secretary of State beside President Donald J. Trump (R) in the Oval Office of the White House on February 1, 2017. Pool photo by Michael Reynolds/UPI | License Photo
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