Conservation and Trapping Science

Senate Republicans PUT HOLD ON Haaland’s Nomination For Interior Secretary
Mar 10, 2021 09:05 ET

Two Senate Republicans have put a hold on President Joe Biden’s pick to be Interior Secretary, Democratic New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland, forcing a debate on the nominee Tuesday.

Montana Sen. Steve Daines and Wyoming Sen. Cynthia Lummis both decided to force a debate on Haaland’s nomination, which will last 30 hours. Both have been outspoken critics of Haaland’s nomination. Haaland is expected to still receive the support needed to be confirmed, as she needs just a simple Senate majority.

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