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 voting to confirm Sally Jewell as the next United States Secretary of the Interior:
"Sally Jewell will be an outstanding Secretary of Interior. As fellow engineer, I am confident that Ms. Jewell will use science as her guide in addressing the challenges that lie ahead, including managing our nation's land and water, and expanding safe and responsible energy production. Ms. Jewell shares my commitment to Indian Country and to protecting our natural heritage for our children and for generations to come. And she knows firsthand that conservation and growing the Western economy are inextricably linked. I look forward to working with Ms. Jewell as our nation's next Secretary of Interior."