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Senate Panel Approves Interior Nominees for Second Time

June 27, 2019, 5:04 PM

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved two Interior Department nominees June 27, redoing a vote held by the same panel a little more than a month earlier.

The committee took the action, which amounted to a do-over of its May 21 vote that advanced President Donald Trump’s nominations for Interior Department solicitor and inspector general, because of what committee aides said was confusion over a senator’s late arrival in the closing moments of the vote.

Both nominees, whose nominations easily cleared the committee in May, were again advanced by the energy and natural resources panel June 27. ...