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Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)closemore
Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Senate committees heard testimony Wednesday from three of President-elect Donald Trump's picks for his cabinet. Rex Tillerson, chief executive of Exxon Mobil, for secretary of state; Elaine Chao, former labor secretary, for secretary of transportation; and, for the second day, Sen. Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, for attorney general.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with NPR Congressional reporter Scott Detrow (@scottdetrow) who is following Tillerson's hearing with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

This segment aired on January 11, 2017.

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