Thursday, April 11, 2019

David Bernhardt Confirmed as Interior Secretary - Udall No, Heinrich Sí

David Bernhardt, a former energy and oil lobbyist, was confirmed as Interior Secretary on Thursday by a vote of 56-41. Bernhardt has served as deputy secretary since 2017 and acting secretary since the beginning of 2019, following the resignation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a Trump nominee and anti-conservationist plagued by ethical scandals during the two years he held the position. The vote was held amid calls from senators and environmental watchdog groups for investigation into David Bernhardt’s conflicts of interest and lobbying disclosure violations...MORE

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