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U.S. Senate votes to confirm lobbyist Bernhardt as Interior Secretary

 U.S. Senate votes to confirm lobbyist Bernhardt as Interior Secretary

(Reuters) - U.S. senators on Thursday voted to confirm former energy lobbyist David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Department of Interior.

With voting still ongoing, Bernhardt had secured 53 votes in favour of his confirmation versus 39 opposed.

(Reporting by Nichola Groom in Los Angeles; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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Updated Date: Apr 12, 2019 01:06:01 IST

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