Reid schedules vote on Jewell nomination to Interior for Wednesday

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Reid said the Senate would begin consideration of Jewell’s nomination at 4 p.m. and proceed to a vote after two hours of debate.

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 senator: Obama ‘believes he is above the law’ Republican senator expects Trump will 'embrace' GOP platform Sunday shows preview: Bernie soldiers on MORE (R-Wyo.), Tim ScottTim ScottTrump veepstakes in overdrive Police: 3 killed in Tel Aviv terrorist shooting GOP senators propose sending ISIS fighters to Gitmo MORE (R-S.C.) and Mike LeeMike LeeNo reason why women shouldn't be drafted Overnight Cybersecurity: Senate narrowly rejects expanding FBI surveillance powers Anxious Washington watches Brexit vote MORE (R-Utah) voted against Jewell.

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