- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has set a Jan. 17 confirmation hearing for U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke.

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated the Montana Republican to serve as Secretary of the Interior.

If Zinke is confirmed by the Senate he will resign his seat in the U.S. House of Representative and Montana will hold a special election to replace him.

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