"Westerners know that the only way to solve natural resources challenges is to work with people from all walks of life and with diverse perspectives. Stone-Manning has worked with ranchers and conservation advocates, hunters and mountain bikers, and unions and Tribal leaders, making her well-suited to lead the BLM. She has earned broad support, and I am confident she will be confirmed as BLM director very soon so that she can get to work in this important role," said Heinrich.
To watch Senator Heinrich's comments on Bureau of Land Management Director nominee Tracy Stone-Manning, please click here.
In addition to Stone-Manning, Senator Heinrich also voted in support of the following nominees who were considered today by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee: Mr. Robert T. Anderson, nominated to be Solicitor of the Department of the Interior, passed out of committee by a recorded vote of 11-9. Ms. Shalanda H. Baker, nominated to be the Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact at the Department of Energy (DOE), passed out of committee by voice vote. Mr. Samuel T. Walsh, nominated to be DOE’s General Counsel, passed out of committee by voice vote. Mr. Andrew E. Light, nominated to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (International Affairs), also passed out of committee by voice vote.
A video of the full business meeting today is available here.