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Senate confirms Trump's pick Zinke as Interior Secretary
March 1, 2017 / 4:19 PM / 7 months ago

Senate confirms Trump's pick Zinke as Interior Secretary

U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT), a former Navy SEAL commander, testifies before a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Interior Secretary at Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Interior Department, Rep. Ryan Zinke of coal producing Montana, as the White House takes steps to boost fossil fuel output from federal lands.

The Senate voted 68 to 31, with several Democrats joining Republicans in support of Zinke, an hunter and angler, who supported energy development as a one-term congressman.

Reporting by Timothy Gardner

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