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Nelson votes against Tillerson; Rubio votes yes



WASHINGTON - The Senate moments ago confirmed Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, and Florida members were on opposite sides despite expressing similar concerns about Tillerson's ties to Russia.

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson voted against Tillerson. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio joined the majority.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 3:01pm]


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