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Kempthorne on confirmation
- House Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo
(R-CA) today congratulated new Secretary of the
Interior Dirk Kempthorne on his confirmation in the
"Secretary Kempthorne boasts
an impressive resume of public service," Pombo said.
"He was a distinguished U.S. Senator and governor,
and I expect him to perform just as well as
secretary of the interior. I welcome him back to the
nation's capital and look forward to working with
"Secretary Kempthorne can expect to face many
of the same challenges I have as chairman of the
Resources Committee," Pombo said. "Balancing the
nation's energy and infrastructure demands with the
needs of the environment is not an easy task, but I
trust Secretary Kempthorne is up to the challenge."
a former six-term U.S. Senator and the current
governor of Idaho, was confirmed by a 85-8 vote.
Thursday May 07, 2009 09:14 AM Pacific
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