WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, released the following statement after the Senate confirmed New Mexican Michael Connor as the next Deputy Secretary of the Interior:
“Mike Connor is a dedicated public servant with the experience and background needed to help meet our nation’s goals for energy independence and our environment. He is passionate about finding solutions on a range of issues important to New Mexico, including land and water conservation and addressing climate change. Mike is a staunch ally of Indian Country and has a strong record of working effectively and collaboratively with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. Mike will make New Mexico and our nation proud in his new role as our next Deputy Secretary of Interior and I very much look forward to working with him."