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Reid said the Senate would begin consideration of Jewell’s nomination at 4 p.m. and proceed to a vote after two hours of debate.

Jewell is the head of outdoor gear giant REI, Inc. and would replace outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved Jewell with a bipartisan 19-3 vote last month.

Sens. John BarrassoJohn BarrassoPoll: Sanders most popular senator in the US The animal advocate Trump climate move risks unraveling Paris commitments MORE (R-Wyo.), Tim ScottTim ScottLobbying World Juan Williams: The complicated story of black conservatism We need to pass the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act to fight hate and bigotry MORE (R-S.C.) and Mike LeeMike LeeTrump should work with Congress to block regulations on prepaid cards Sweeping change at DOJ under Sessions Executive orders alone can't create sustainable deregulatory change MORE (R-Utah) voted against Jewell.