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Tillerson Hearing Held

Rex Tillerson's confirmation hearing was held today.

Tillerson, who is the nominee to become the next U.S. Secretary of State, has been sitting for his hearing, all morning. Tillerson has answered questions on a number of subjects, most prominently, policy relating to Russia and Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The Exxon Mobil CEO, and Wichita Falls native, is sitting for the hearing ahead of the U.S. Senate's confirmation votes for President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet nominees.

An upcoming hearing will also feature Governor Rick Perry, who is Trump's nominee for Secretary of Energy. Perry will testify before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Perry's hearing has yet to be scheduled, according to Politico.

For live webcasts of U.S. Senate proceedings, please visit

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