interior secretary

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 07: Sally Jewell testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during her confirmation hearing to be the next Secretary of the Interior March 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The president and chief executive officer of REI, Jewell was tapped by U.S. President Barack Obama to lead the Interior Department after the departure of Secretary Ken Salazar. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Endorses Sally Jewell for Interior Chief

Sally Jewell, CEO of outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment Inc., won easy Senate confirmation Wednesday to be the nation’s next interior secretary.