CONFIRMED: Katharine MacGregor, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior

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Washington, February 25, 2020 | Ben Goldey | comments

Today, Members of the Western Caucus released the following statements applauding the confirmation of Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior:

"Senate confirmation of Kate MacGregor as the second woman to serve as Deputy Secretary of Interior is long overdue, but today the Department now has confirmed one of the hardest working people in Washington. I believe her ethic and hard work will leave the American people shocked by how much energy and electricity she brings to the job. As someone who has dedicated her career to public service she is an asset to President Trump, Secretary Bernhardt, and our entire country." said Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04).

"As we’ve witnessed at the Committee and Department, she’s a tremendous talent with energy, vision, and expertise.  I am thrilled to see Kate confirmed for this important position, and I look forward to working with her, Secretary Bernhardt, and the talented team at the Department in the months ahead," said Chairman Emeritus Rob Bishop (UT-01).

"Kate MacGregor was a valuable member of the Natural Resources Committee team, and I know my colleagues on the committee agree. I am pleased that the Senate has confirmed her as Deputy Secretary of the Interior, and look forward to continuing our work together to advance Alaska’s priorities," said Vice-Chairman for Indian Affairs and Fisheries Don Young (AK-At Large).

"Kate is a hard worker and as smart as they come. She will do a great job working with diverse stakeholders to manage America's vast resources," said Vice Chairman for Oceans and Ocean Energy Garret Graves (LA-06).

"DOI has a rich history of protecting natural resources and advancing conservation efforts, and Ms. MacGregor will further these goals in her new role. I congratulate her on her confirmation and look forward to working with her," said Vice-Chairman for Infrastructure and Forestry Bruce Westerman (AR-04).

"Kate MacGregor understands our priorities in Central Washington. I look forward to working with her to improve the management of our public lands, update water infrastructure throughout the West, and continue to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women. Congratulations, Kate! I know you will excel as Deputy Secretary at Interior," said Vice-Chairman for Departments of Interior and Energy Dan Newhouse (WA-04).

"Kate MacGregor is the perfect choice to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior. She is well-versed on the issues and the God-given vast natural resources which make our country great, including what we have in northern Minnesota. I look forward to the Senate overwhelmingly supporting this qualified choice," said Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08).

"Deputy Secretary of the Department of Interior is an important role, and I can think of no one better to fill the role than Kate MacGregor. Through her experience on the Hill and at the Department, she has a unique and deep understanding of the work in her purview, and I applaud her confirmation. She will serve the American people well," said Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06).

"Congratulations to Kate MacGregor on her confirmation as Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior! President Trump made an outstanding pick in Kate. I have no doubt she will honorably lead the department to implement the goals of the Trump Administration. I look forward to working with her in this new capacity," said Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03).

"Kate MacGregor is a great addition to the Department of Interior. I am pleased to see someone with her strong natural resources background serving in a department that has responsibility for large portions of Utah. I expect to see Kate leading in a way that encourages common sense management of our natural resources," said Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02).

"I applaud the Senate for confirming Deputy Secretary of the Interior, Katharine MacGregor, and working swiftly to confirm President Trump’s nominees despite dealing with partisan impeachment distractions. President Trump is committed to ensuring that the most intelligent and talented leaders serve within his Administration; this is yet another example of Promises Made and Promises Kept by President Trump," said Congressman Steve Watkins (KS-02).

"I am pleased the Senate has confirmed Katharine MacGregor, of my home state of Pennsylvania, to be the Deputy Secretary of the Interior. Having worked with Kate for several years when she was with the House Natural Resources Committee, I can attest her knowledge federal lands management policy is unparalleled," said Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15).

"The Department of Interior has an important role for the territories and having the most senior leadership established can only be a benefit. Kate MacGregor has the right qualities and experience for this key leadership role," said Congresswoman Aumua Amata Radewagen (AS-At Large).

Background:

Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, was confirmed to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior by a bipartisan vote of 58-38.

Letters of support for MacGregor's nomination can be found HERE.

More than 200 stakeholders from across the Country voiced support for MacGregor's nomination including:

6 Ranch Outfitters, Alaska Federation of Natives, All About Adventure Excursions, American Bus Association, American Exploration & Mining Association, American Exploration & Production Council, American Magnesium LLC, American Sheep Industry, American Wind Energy Association, Americans for Limited Government, Anglers United, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Arizona Antelope Foundation, Arizona Bass Federation Nation, Arizona Bass Junkyz, Arizona BASS Nation, Arizona Bass Nation, Arizona Big Game Super Raffle, Arizona Bowhunters Association, Arizona Catfish Conservation Association, Arizona Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation AZ Chapter, Safari Club International, Arizona Deer Association, Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society, Arizona Elk Society, Arizona Houndsmen’s Association, Arizona Mining Association, Arizona Outdoor Sports, Arizona Predator Callers, Arizona Rock Products Association, Arizona Shooting Sports Education Foundation Christian Hunters of America, Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, Bearpaw Outfitters, Beaver County Commissioner Tammy Pearson, Ben Avery Clay Busters, Big Game Forever, Billings, Montana Big Game Forever, Boeing Employees Everett Gun Club, Boise, Idaho Big Game Forever, Borderline Bassin’ Contenders, Boulder City, Nevada Big Game Forever, Bozeman, Montana Big Game Forever, Bremerton Sportsmen’s Club, Butte, Montana Big Game Forever, Capitol City Rifle/Pistol, Cascade Mountain Men, Cascade Tree Hound Club, Cedar River Bowmen, Central Montana Regional Water Authority, Chelan County Commissioner Chairman Doug England, Chubbuck, Idaho Big Game Forever, Citizens for Balanced Use, Citizens for Responsible Wildlife Management, Clark County, Nevada Big Game Forever, Club 20, Cody, Wyoming Big Game Forever, Columbia River Decoys & Guide Service, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Conserve and Protect Arizona, Cook Inlet Regional Inc. (an Alaska Native Corporation), Custom Garage Floors, Don McDowell Outdoor Radio, Doyon (a regional Alaska Native Corp), DryWater Regional Water Authority, Eastern Idaho Big Game Forever, Edison Sportsmen’s Club, Elko, Nevada Big Game Forever, Extreme Desire TV, Final Approach Waterfowl, Former Rio Blanco Commissioner Shawn Bolton, Gila River Indian Community, Goodyear BASS Club, Great Falls, Montana Big Game Forever, Helena, Montana Big Game Forever, Henderson, Nevada Big Game Forever, Hunters Heritage Council, Idaho Big Game Forever, Idaho Falls, Idaho Big Game Forever, Industrial Minerals Association - North America, Inland NW Wildlife Council, Kalispell, Montana Big Game Forever, Kane County Commissioner Andy Gant, Kane County Commissioner Brent Chamberlin, Kane County Commissioner Lamont Smith, KBH Archers, Kittatas County Field & Stream, La Paz County Supervisor Holly Irwin, Laramie, Wyoming Big Game Forever, Livingston, Montana Big Game Forever, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, Mesa County Commissioner John Justman, Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Mesa County Commissioner Scott McInnis, Michigan Big Game Forever, Missoula, Montana Big Game Forever, Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson, Mohave Sportsman Club, Montana Big Game Forever, Montana Outdoor Heritage Council, Montana Trappers, Montana Young Trappers Camp, Mule Deer Foundation, Myron Ebell, Director, Center for Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition President Kermith Walters, National Mining Association, National Park Hospitality Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, National Tribal Energy Association, National Water Resources Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association, New Mexico Federal Lands Council, New Mexico Wool Growers, Inc, North Carolina Big Game Forever, North Dakota Big Game Forever, North Dakota Petroleum Council, North Flight Waterfowl, Northern Idaho Big Game Forever, Northern Nevada Big Game Forever, Northwest Sportsmen’s Club, NW Field Trial & Hound Association, Okanogan Hound Club, Oregon BASS Nation, Oregon Black Bass Action Committee, Oregon Only Development, Oregon Outdoor Council, Outdoor Experience 4 All Southwest Wildlife Foundation, Pacific Flyway, Panhandle Outfitters, Pateros Sportsman’s Club, Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman’s Club, Pheasants Forever Chapter #257, Pierce County Sportsmen’s Council, Pocatello, Idaho Big Game Forever, Public Lands Council, Reno, Nevada Big Game Forever, Richland Rod & Gun Club, Riverton, Wyoming Big Game Forever, Rock Springs, Wyoming Big Game Forever, Safari Club International, Safari Club International (SCI) - Central Washington, Safari Club International (SCI) - Inland Empire, Safari Club International (SCI) - Puget Sound, Seattle Sportsmen’s Conservation Foundation, Sedona Web Design, Shamrock Communications, Skagit Sportsman and Training Association, South Carolina Big Game Forever, South Dakota Big Game Forever, South Sound Longbeards, Southeastern Big Game Forever, Southwest Montana Safari Club International, Spirit Electronics, Sportsmen's Alliance, SRT Hook & Bullet Club, SRT Outdoors, SW Fur Harvesters, Tacoma Sportsmen’s Club, Tennessee Big Game Forever, Teton County, Wyoming Big Game Forever, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Valley of the Sun, Quail Forever Xtreme Predator Callers, Traditional Bowhunters of Washington, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Urban American Outdoors, Vashon Sportsmen’s Club, Warm Water Champions, Washington Big Game Forever, Washington Cattlemen’s Association, Washington Chapter Wild Sheep Foundation, Washington Falconer’s Association, Washington For Wildlife, Washington Game Fowl Breeders Association, Washington Muzzleloaders Association, Washington State Archery Association, Washington State Big Game Council, Washington State Hound Council, Washington State Trappers Association, Washington Waterfowl Association, Washingtonians for Wildlife Conservation, West Virginia Big Game Forever, West Virginia Shepherds Federation, Western Energy Alliance, Wildlife Committee of Washington, Women's Mining Coalition, Wrightway Fabrication, Wyoming Big Game Forever, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, Yuma Valley Rod & Gun Club, 1.2.3.Go...

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