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Rubio goes hard after Tillerson in confirmation hearing

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was aggressive in his questioning of Secretary of State nominee-designate Rex Tillersen before his the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.

From The Fix’s Amber Phillips: Rubio signaled that he has no intention of deferring to Trump on the issue of Russia i. He came out in full bull-dog mode about Tillerson’s economic and personal ties to Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin.

Confirmation hearings, Trump speaks and vote-a-rama: analysis and updates

Wednesday is a particularly busy day in Washington with three Senate confirmation hearings for President-elect Trump’s appointees, a long-awaited Trump news conference and a Senate “vote-a-rama” on a budget resolution that could be the first step in repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Follow along here as Washington Post reporters add insight to Wednesday’s most important moments.