Senate panel moves Biden Interior pick amid partisan deadlock

November 18, 2021
Senate energy committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-WV) will report out for the full chamber’s consideration the Biden administration’s nominee to lead the Department of Interior’s (DOI) fossil fuel office, taking a step to advance the administration’s push to limit fossil fuel production on public lands over climate concerns. “She is plainly knowledgeable and experienced and up to the task for which she has been nominated,” Manchin said at a Nov. 18 Energy and Natural Resources Committee meeting where members deadlocked...

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