Biden's Bureau of Land Management pick approved by Senate committee

Biden's Bureau of Land Management pick approved by Senate committee

“None of her actions show any sort of remorse,” Sen. Steve Daines, a Republican from Stone-Manning’s home state of Montana, said in a floor speech this week. “They didn’t then, and they still don’t now.” He was among the 10 Republicans on the panel who voted against her nomination. “Mr. Chairman, she straight-up lied to this committee,” said Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), the top Republican on the committee, at one point holding up a gray metal spike. “It is hard to imagine a nominee more disqualified than Tracy Stone-Manning.” The hearing turned heated, veering into debate over unrelated topics such as the Jan. 6 insurrection and Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, as Democrats accused Republicans of character assassination against Stone-Manning. “I think back home we’d call this a skunk fight,” Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) said. If confirmed, Stone-Manning will play a crucial role in realizing the president’s promise to curb climate-warming emissions and set aside nearly a third of the nation’s land for conservation. She would be tasked with fulfilling one of Biden’s most demanding campaign pledges — winding …
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