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Illinois Dem senator blocks pending DOI nominees while waiting NMon meeting with Zinke

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has put a hold on all four pending Interior Department nominees over the Trump administration’s plans to potentially shrink multiple national monuments.


Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, disclosed his hold Wednesday in a letter to the Interior Department, after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke sent a public letter complaining about the confirmation process.


http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/359455-durbin-blocks-interior-nominees-from-confirmation

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