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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces She Will Oppose the Confirmation of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement announcing she will oppose Rex Tillerson’s confirmation as Secretary of State:
“Last Congress, I introduced legislation to slow the revolving door and ensure that our public servants are working for the public interest, not their former – or future – employers. I was inspired to introduce this legislation when I saw several Obama Administration appointees receive multimillion-dollar bonuses for leaving their jobs and joining the government. These ‘government service golden parachutes,’ as they’re known, demonstrate how valuable some companies believe it is to have friends in high places. Rex Tillerson, the President’s nominee to serve as Secretary of State, received a $180 million payout from Exxon Mobil that he would have had to forfeit had he taken a job elsewhere. What’s more, reports indicate that the deal he struck allows him to defer paying $71 million in taxes. It’s hard to imagine that our nation’s top diplomat will forget such a favor...."
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