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Senate Confirms Bernhardt For Interior Post Amid Calls for Probe

WorldNews Friday, 12 April 2019
Senate Confirms Bernhardt For Interior Post Amid Calls for ProbeThe Senate on Thursday voted to confirm David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist for the oil and agribusiness industries, as secretary of the interior, The New York Times reported. The confirmation of Bernhardt to his new post coincided with calls from more than a dozen Democrats and government watchdogs for formal investigations into his past conduct. Senators voted 56-41, largely along party lines, in favor of Bernhardt’s confirmation. Three Democrats — Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, the senior Democrat on the Senate Energy Committee; Senator Krysten Sinema of Arizona; and Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico — supported Bernhardt, as did one independent, Senator Angus King of Maine. As...
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Bernhardt has been with the Interior Department since he became its deputy secretary in 2017.

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