U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on President-elect Donald J. Trump’s designee for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Montana U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke.
“Commander Zinke is a military hero who served honorably for 23 years and is taking his service to another level,” Daines stated. “Ryan understands the balance of conservation, responsible energy development and public access.”
“I appreciate Senator Daines taking the time to sit down and talk about how together we can Make America Great Again,” Rep. Zinke stated. “As two Montana kids who were at Boys State together in 1979 and who grew up with a personal understanding of our natural resources and public lands, I look forward to working with him in the future in any capacity that allows me to serve Montana.”
During the meeting Zinke reiterated his commitment to Montana’s public lands.
Daines is a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, which has jurisdiction for the U.S. Department of the Interior including nominations subject to Senate confirmation.