Senate confirms Obama's nominee for interior secretary
April 10th, 2013
05:57 PM ET
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Senate confirms Obama's nominee for interior secretary

(CNN) - The Senate, by an 87-11 vote Wednesday, confirmed Sally Jewell, top executive of outdoor gear company REI, as the next secretary of the interior.

Jewell is considered an expert in energy and conservation issues and has a long history of involvement in the administration's environmental efforts. She helped create and implement the president's America's Great Outdoors program.

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  1. buongiorno

    something smells fishy

    April 10, 2013 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  2. S.B. Stein

    It is nice to hear that it wasn't a huge fight this time.

    April 10, 2013 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |