U.S. President Barack Obama leaves with Sally Jewell, CEO of Recreational Equipment Inc., his nominee for Interior Secretary, at the White House in Washington February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Senate panel votes to advance Interior Secretary nominee
Posted : Thursday, 21 March 2013 10:40AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate energy committee on Thursday approved Sally Jewell's nomination to lead the Interior Department, after the Obama administration struck a last-minute deal with a Republican senator over the construction of an emergency road for a remote town in Alaska.
With a vote of 19 to 3 in favor of the pick, Jewell's nomination will now move on for consideration by the full Senate.
(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)
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