The vote for Pompeo was nearly the same as for Tillerson, who was approved by 56-43, then an unusually close margin for a cabinet position.
"One of the many values of robust diplomacy is that it increases our chances of solving problems peacefully, without ever firing a shot", Pompeo said.
Six Democrats and one Independent voted to confirm Pompeo: Heitkamp, Donnelly, Manchin, McCaskill, Jones, Nelson, and King (I).
And Pompeo is expected to take a lead role in the run-up to a planned early June summit between Trump and North Korea's Kim, a meeting that could pave the path for talks leading to Pyongyang abandoning its nuclear weapons.
"With Mike Pompeo, we have a very similar thought process", Trump said after he brutally dismissed Tillerson by tweet.
He adds that Pompeo "will always put the interests of America first", and says the outgoing Central Intelligence Agency director has his full trust and support.
New U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to travel to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel over the weekend after a stop in Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting, the State Department said on Thursday.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins also expressed strong hopes for Pompeo.
Mr. Pompeo was expected to be sworn in nearly immediately after the vote, after which he planned to dash to Joint Base Andrews, where a plane was waiting to fly him to Brussels on his first trip overseas as secretary of state for a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.
"We will only have sustainable, long-term peace if we actually make religious freedom a foreign policy priority".
NEW YORK (Press Release) - The American Jewish Committee (AJC), the global Jewish advocacy organization, congratulated Mike Pompeo on his swearing-in as Secretary of State today.
Pro-life Senators also celebrated the confirmation Thursday.
While Mr Tillerson disagreed with Mr Trump on many foreign policy matters, his replacement is a staunch Trump loyalist. I know that Mike Pompeo will serve our nation with distinction and will do an outstanding job for the American people.? Her Senate confirmation hearing is scheduled for May 9.
Present Republicans approved Pompeo. He is expected to be sworn in nearly immediately so he can begin serving as top diplomat. Trump will decide by May 12 whether to restore US economic sanctions on Tehran, which would be a severe blow to the 2015 nuclear pact between Iran and six major powers. "I look forward to working him and I am confident that he will successfully advance USA interests overseas, including the promotion of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law".
The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said there are about 250,000 Filipinos working in Kuwait, most as domestic helpers. The Philippines government imposed a similar ban on the UAE previous year after reports emerged of workers being abused.
Colorado teachers make an average of $46,000 a year, ranking 46th in teacher pay, according to the National Education Association. Teachers from the Poudre School District, Cherry Creek Schools, Adams 12 Five Star, Denver Public Schools and St.
Ms Rudd apologised last week for the Windrush scandal, blaming the Home Office for "sometimes losing sight of the individual". After uproar from MPs, she said that people "up and down this country" want action taken against illegal immigrants.
Caterpillar Inc's shares gave up early gains and tumbled on Tuesday on concerns that rising material costs following U.S. The Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc holds 42,260 shares with $6.66 million value, up from 37,670 last quarter.
He will also unveil a plaque to mark the laying of foundation stone of an LPG bottling plant of Indian Oil Corporation at Maneri. At the event, Modi handed over a cheque of Rs 2 lakh under the insurance scheme to a woman who had lost her husband.
Vivian Cheruiyot savours her victory after winning an Olympics gold medal in 5,000m in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil past year . The current Olympic champion is the peerless Kipchoge, who this weekend won the London Marathon for the third time.
Although a Democrat, Senator Felder conferences with the Republicans, which gives the Republicans the majority. Democrats are set to have a numeric majority in the state Senate, but Republicans are retaining power.
The player recently signed a new contract at Roma , but that has not stopped him being linked with a move to the Premier League. The Frenchman said: "The timing was not really my decision".
Leeds United's Myanmar tour
Amnesty International have described the actions against the Rohingya Muslims in the northern state of Rahkine as genocide. The Leeds owner, Andrea Radrizzani , has business interests in sports media firms operating in south-east Asia.
Trump's travel ban faces Supreme Court reckoning
The justices will also review his post-inauguration tweets and retweets, which opponents say provide further evidence. Trump has said the travel ban is needed to protect the United States from terrorism by Islamic militants.
Rakitic desperate for Iniesta stay
Barca teammate Ivan Rakitic however, does not want Iniesta to leave the club and rather insists that the midfielder should stay. Asked if he knew what Iniesta's decision might be, the Croatia worldwide said: " I don't know, I hope he doesn't [leave ].