Rifle native David Bernhardt confirmed as Interior secretary | PostIndependent.com

Rifle native David Bernhardt confirmed as Interior secretary

Jesse Paul
The Colorado Sun
Acting Secretary David Bernhardt visiting Watson Hopper Inc. in Hobbs, New Mexico.
Tami A. Heilemann/U.S. Department of the Interior/FLICK

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Colorado native David Bernhardt as secretary of the Interior Department.

Colorado’s Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner was a “yes” vote while Michael Bennet, his Democratic counterpart, was a “no.”

Bernhardt’s nomination cleared the chamber by a 56-41 vote.

Bernhardt, from Rifle, worked as an oil and gas lobbyist before he was initially tapped to be the Interior’s No. 2 official.

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