Thursday, January 26, 2017

Committee schedules Zinke nomination vote

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has rescheduled a confirmation hearing on Congressman Ryan Zinke, President Donald Trump’s nomination for secretary of the Interior, and Rick Perry, the energy secretary nominee. The business meeting is set for 9:30 Tuesday in the Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The hearing was announced Wednesday. On Monday, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairwoman of the committee, and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., the committee’s ranking Democrat, announced the postponement of a Tuesday business meeting until further notice. A vote on Zinke’s and Perry’s confirmation were scheduled. Later, Murkowski’s office said the hearing was postponed due to a miscommunication between her and Cantwell...more

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