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DOI appointee to post overseeing USNPS, USFWS garners rare bipartisan support at hearing

Wyoming resident Robert Wallace sailed this morning through the first of his two Senate confirmation hearings to serve as the Interior Department's assistant secretary for fish and wildlife and parks.

In a roughly 70-minute appearance before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Wallace touted public-private partnerships, praised "bipartisan solutions" and appeared poised for a straightforward confirmation, free of the customary Capitol Hill rancor.

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