Under stinging criticism from Democrats, Bernhardt defends policies at Senate hearing

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt faced a contentious hearing Wednesday with the Senate Appropriations Committee filled with accusations he is working on behalf of the oil industry and ignoring climate science.

“When I look across the landscape, here's what I see,” panel ranking member Tom Udall (D-N.M.) said.

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GOP senator votes to advance Haaland nomination

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted Thursday to advance the nomination of Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) to lead the Interior Department, sending her nomination to the full Senate. The

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