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David Bernhardt, acting Interior secretary, is Trump's pick to lead department

Feb 05, 2019 - The Washington Times

President Trump has nominated acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to take the job permanently, ending his search for someone to replace ousted secretary Ryan Zinke and giving his Cabinet a dose of stability.

Mr. Bernhardt, a former energy lobbyist whose clients included oil companies, had been serving in an interim role since Mr. Zinke departed under an ethics cloud at the end of last year.

"David has done a fantastic job from the day he arrived, and we look forward to having ...