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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on President-elect Trump’s selection of Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) to serve as Secretary of the Interior:

“Representative Ryan Zinke is a born leader. From his service in the Navy SEALs to his time in Congress, he has shown the grit, intelligence, and courage we should expect from our leaders. Our country is blessed with natural resources that power our economy and that our fellow citizens can access and enjoy. As the representative from Montana, Ryan Zinke knows the richness of our great land and will work every day to preserve it and open it up to the American people. He has just the kind of experience and background the Department of Interior needs.”