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Zinke confirmed as Trump's Interior Secretary

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Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke was confirmed as President Donald Trump's Interior Secretary, responsible for more than 400 million acres of public land, mostly in the West.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Zinke Wednesday morning.

Zinke, a Republican in his second term as Montana's sole House member, told senators at a January hearing that federal land management should be done under a "multiple-use" model that allows hiking, hunting, fishing and camping along with harvesting timber, mining for coal and drilling for oil and natural gas.

He's also a former Navy SEAL.

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