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Senate Panel OKs Ex-Monsanto Exec for Fish and Wildlife Chief

Sept. 25, 2019, 2:40 PM

Aurelia Skipwith is one step closer to being the next head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after a Senate committee approved her nomination.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee backed Skipwith’s appointment to head the Service on a straight party-line vote, 11-10.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said he couldn’t support Skipwith’s nomination without seeing her response to written questions from the committee’s Democrats.

“I hope that information would be made available before it’s brought to the floor,” he said about the nomination at the panel’s Sept. 25 vote.

Skipwith has become a target of environmentalists who say ...

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