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Democrats Start First Ethics Investigation Against Trump Interior Chief Days After Confirmation

The Department of the Interior’s inspector general launched an investigation Monday into Interior Secretary David Bernhardt over possible ethics violations, The Washington Examiner reports. The Senate voted 56 to 41 on March 11 to confirm Bernhardt to the position of Interior secretary over the calls of Democrats who said that the then-nominee had too many ethical questions surrounding him to ...

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Senate Confirms David Bernhardt As Next Interior Secretary

The Senate voted 56 to 41 to confirm David Bernhardt as the next secretary of the Interior Thursday despite Democrats’ attempts to postpone the process. Bernhardt passed a procedural vote Wednesday night, an indicator of how the eventual vote would stand, with 56 votes in favor and 41 against.  Several Democrats joined Republicans in supporting President Donald Trump’s nominee to ...

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Senate Energy Committee Approves Trump’s Pick To Lead Interior

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to move David Bernhardt’s nomination to lead the Interior Department in front of the full Senate Thursday morning. The committee approved Bernhardt’s nomination in a 14 to 6 vote despite concerns by some Democrats. Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and Independent Sen. Angus King ...

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Dem Lawmaker Wants To Hold Up David Bernhardt’s Nomination On Issues Already Cleared By Ethics Officials

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon is attempting to delay a committee vote on President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Interior Department over an issue already cleared by ethics officials. Wyden spoke on the floor of the Senate Wednesday afternoon, saying that an Inspector General review of allegations that David Bernhardt, the acting Interior Secretary and Trump’s nominee to ...

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Trump Announces His Pick To Head The Interior Department

President Donald Trump nominated David Bernhardt to head the Interior Department, replacing former Secretary Ryan Zinke who left the administration early this year. “I am pleased to announce that David Bernhardt, Acting Secretary of the Interior, will be nominated as Secretary of the Interior,” Trump tweeted Monday. “David has done a fantastic job from the day he arrived, and we ...

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Meet The Man Likely To Replace Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

President Donald Trump will likely name David Bernhardt, the current number-two official at the Department of the Interior, as acting secretary until a full-time replacement can be found. One source close to the Trump administration said Bernhardt would be a likely pick, and Politico reported in October that Zinke appeared “to be laying the groundwork to hand the reins to ...

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