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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is putting a procedural hold on President Obama’s pick to run the Energy Department (DOE), an aide told The Hill on Tuesday.

Graham is blocking Ernest Moniz until he receives answers about how the Energy Secretary nominee will handle a nuclear waste disposal program in South Carolina.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, told The Hill in the Capitol on Tuesday that he “was not aware of any hold,” explaining he understood Graham has a meeting with Moniz scheduled for Wednesday.