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Senate confirms Hamilton for seat in Gov. Cooper's cabinet

Former state lawmaker Susi Hamilton of Wilmington received unanimous support by the state Senate to become the new Secretary for Natural and Cultural Resources. (Source: ncleg.net) Former state lawmaker Susi Hamilton of Wilmington received unanimous support by the state Senate to become the new Secretary for Natural and Cultural Resources. (Source: ncleg.net)
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Former state lawmaker Susi Hamilton was unanimously confirmed Tuesday by the state Senate as the Secretary of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

In similar actions, senators also voted to confirm Tony Copeland as Secretary of the Department of Commerce and Michael Regan as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality.
 
“I appreciate Secretary Copeland, Secretary Hamilton and Secretary Regan’s participation in the confirmation process, and I wish them every success in directing the agencies tasked with preserving and promoting some of North Carolina’s most valuable assets – our abundant natural resources, rich cultural history, and hardworking, highly skilled workforce,” Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) said in an email news release. 

The votes come one day after the Senate Committee on Nominations voted to recommend the three secretaries be confirmed. 

Hamilton resigned from her District 18 seat in the General Assembly in January after being appointed to the position by Gov. Roy Cooper. She took the oath of office on Jan. 31.  Gov. Cooper later appointed Deb Butler to fill the rest of Hamilton’s term representing parts of New Hanover and Brunswick counties in the state House.

The General Assembly approved a law in December, two weeks before Gov. Cooper took office, mandating his department heads be subject to the "advice and consent" by a majority of senators. Gov. Cooper said the law is unconstitutional and has sued to try to block it.

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