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Senate Confirms Beaudreau as Second-Ranking Official at Interior

June 17, 2021, 4:31 PM

Tommy Beaudreau was confirmed as deputy Interior secretary on Thursday after the Senate approved his nomination on an 88-9 vote.

Beaudreau was most recently a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, a law firm that represents some oil and gas companies. He joined the firm after serving for six years at Interior during the Obama administration, including as its chief of staff. He’s also a former chief of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

  • Beaudreau will oversee all federally-owned oil, gas and other minerals, both onshore and offshore, as well as hundreds of millions of acres of federal land.
  • Senators—especially ...

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