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Tillerson says U.S. should maintain ‘seat at table’ at Paris climate talks

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) asked Tillerson whether he believed U.S. participation in international climate talks was something he favored.

Tillerson, whose company has been locked in conflict with environmental groups, said, “It’s important that the United States maintains its seat at the table about how to address the threat of climate change, which does require a global response. No one country is going to solve this on its own.”

Tillerson has praised international climate accords in the past. Here’s more from The Plum Line’s Greg Sargent.

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.

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