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Interior nominee Kempthorne meets with senators


Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne (R), President Bush's nominee for Secretary of the Interior, met with senators on Monday in advance of his confirmation hearing.

Kempthorne said he wouldn't talk about the substance of his meetings or comment about issues he may face as head of the Interior Department. As a former senator and Westerner, he is expected to win confirmation easily.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold Kempthorne's confirmation hearings. Pending his installment, deputy secretary Lynn Scarlett is acting as secretary.

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Nominee for Interior secretary meets informally with senators (The Billings Gazette 4/4)

Relevant Links:
Coeur d'Alene Tribe - http://www.cdatribe.com
Nez Perce Tribe - http://www.nezperce.org
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes - http://www.shoshonebannocktribes.com
Gov. Dirk Kempthorne - http://gov.idaho.gov

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