Rifle native David Bernhardt confirmed as Interior secretary
The Colorado Sun
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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