Land Bureau Nomination Deadlocks Amid Eco-terrorism Charges (2)

July 22, 2021, 3:19 PM; Updated: July 22, 2021, 8:50 PM

A Senate committee deadlocked Thursday on Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination as Bureau of Land Management director, setting up a tough fight toward confirmation amid allegations of her involvement in a 1989 tree-spiking incident.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 10-10 on Stone-Manning’s nomination after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) cast a critical vote in her favor amid Republican backlash. Her nomination now heads to Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to discharge it from the committee and allow a full-Senate confirmation vote.

Schumer’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but he said in a Senate floor ...

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