Ryan Zinke confirmed as Secretary of the Interior

On Mar. 1, the Senate voted to confirm Ryan Zinke as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior. Zinke received bipartisan support in a 68-31 vote, with 16 Democrats and one Independent voting in favor of his confirmation. Through his confirmation hearing and subsequent questions, Zinke has expressed his opposition to the sale of public lands, a desire to address the Department’s infrastructure issues and maintenance backlog, and a willingness to learn more about wild horses and burros. As Secretary of the Interior, Zinke will oversee agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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