Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

Greg Walden statement on confirmation of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary

March 1, 2017
Press Release

Greg Walden statement on confirmation of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released the following statement on Ryan Zinke's confirmation as Secretary of the Interior:

"This is a great day for Oregon and the West. My good friend Ryan Zinke will make a tremendous Secretary of the Interior. Together, we have a lot of work to do to improve the health of our forests, increases access to our public lands, clean up our national parks, and boost American energy production. I look forward to working with Secretary Zinke and my colleagues in Congress to accomplish these important goals while creating quality jobs in Oregon and throughout the West."

The U.S. Senate confirmed Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior today by a vote of 68-31.

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