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Billionaire heads toward confirmation as Commerce secretary

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is headed toward confirmation as Commerce secretary in President Donald Trump's administration.

The Senate is set to vote on Ross' nomination Monday evening. Ross easily cleared the Senate Commerce Committee and a procedural vote by the full Senate.

Senators also are expected to move forward on Trump's nomination of Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to lead the Interior Department. If Zinke clears a procedural vote set for late Monday a final vote on confirmation could occur on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Senators from both political parties were deferential to Ross at his nearly four-hour confirmation hearing, which was much more subdued than the...

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