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Senate committee approves Trump picks for Energy, Interior

by Reuters
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 14:54 GMT

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The Senate Energy Committee on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved President Donald Trump's nominees to head the Interior and Energy Departments.

The panel approved Ryan Zinke for the Interior Department by a vote of 16 to 6 and Rick Perry, a former governor or oil producing Texas, for the Energy Department by a vote of 16 to 7. Next, the full Senate will consider both nominees. (Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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