Jewell is the head of outdoor gear giant REI, Inc. and would replace outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved Jewell with a bipartisan 19-3 vote last month.
Sens. John BarrassoJohn BarrassoGOP blasts EPA on mine spill anniversary Investigators open criminal probe into EPA mine waste spill McAuliffe: I wouldn't want a 'caretaker' in Kaine's Senate seat MORE (R-Wyo.), Tim ScottTim ScottTrump to address Family Research Council summit Skip the hashtags, how Conservatives can talk to Black people. Highlighting contributions of entrepreneurs, startup companies MORE (R-S.C.) and Mike LeeMike LeeThe impact of silence: The incarceration of children who have committed no crime Fidelity denies lobbying for student loan tax break Cruz, Lee question legality of Iran payment MORE (R-Utah) voted against Jewell.