As North Korea tested a ballistic missile, Tillerson says diplomats and congress members worried about cuts are acting "like the sky was falling."
Senators have called Tillerson's reorganization plan "very unsatisfactory."
Tillerson said violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority showed "characteristics of crimes against humanity."
The U.S. State Department says all registered sex offenders who have molested minors will soon need mandatory marks in their passports identifying them as predators.
Spots became pedestrian crossings and signs designating areas as "parking for embassy cars only" vanished.
Tillerson also wants to remove an envoy for the closure of Guantánamo Bay.
The seven first responders were discovered early Saturday, each of them with gunshot wounds in their heads.
Pyongyang should be shown the cost of pursuing nuclear weapons development, a State Department official said.
America's top diplomat is "entitled to take a few days himself," said a State Department spokeswoman.
There is still "plenty of work to do" to restructure the State Department, Tillerson's spokesman says.
America's top diplomat has faced a tug-of-war with the Trump administration since he was confirmed. He may soon walk away.
Casualties mount as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson works to cut $10 billion from the State Department budget on White House orders.
The U.S. criticized Russia for not helping to fund a women's shelter in Kitezh, but according to legend, the city has been underwater for centuries.
The U.S. Secretary of State lost it over interference in hiring of staffers.
Young Pioneers Tours had insisted trips were safe, but after Otto Warmbier's death announced it wouldn't take Americans anymore.
"By having a special person, an envoy out here, one of my experiences is, mission then says, 'Oh, we've got somebody else that does that,' " Tillerson said.
Marcel Pika, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was detained in 2016 following the bloody aftermath of Republic of Congo's presidential election.
Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted an event marking Islam's holy month at the State Department.
Former diplomats and foreign policy experts tell Newsweek that Rex Tillerson's big changes are eroding America's power on the global stage.