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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the confirmation of Ryan Zinke as the secretary of the interior:

“As someone who embodies the unique culture and values of the West, Ryan Zinke understands how public land policy affects millions of American citizens. Our great land is something we should be able to access, enjoy, and conserve. Secretary Zinke understands this delicate balance and has the right experience for the job, which made him the ideal choice to head the Department of the Interior. I congratulate my friend on his confirmation and look forward to working with him.”