Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Rep. Ryan Zinke

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with President-elect Trump’s intended nominee for Secretary of the Interior, Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-MT):

“Congressman Zinke will be a great asset to our country and to the Trump administration. His firm understanding of land and energy issues will be crucial to ensure the United States reaches its full potential of energy development while practicing responsible land use and conservation. With his leadership, I’m confident we can restore common sense and work toward smart and reasonable land-use policies that have been missing from the current administration.”

Background: The Senate will consider nominations in a thorough and timely manner as it does its part to ensure a smooth transition between administrations. Additional details and scheduling announcements regarding confirmation hearings will be forthcoming from the committee of jurisdiction.

Related Issues: Nominations