April 11, 2019 / 6:20 PM / in 7 days

U.S. Senate votes to confirm lobbyist Bernhardt as Interior Secretary

April 11 (Reuters) - U.S. senators on Thursday voted to confirm former energy lobbyist David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Department of Interior.

With voting still ongoing, Bernhardt had secured 53 votes in favor of his confirmation versus 39 opposed. (Reporting by Nichola Groom in Los Angeles; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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