The U.S. Senate today officially confirmed President Obama's nomination of Sally Jewell as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior. House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today released the following statement regarding the confirmation:
"Sally Jewell's business background could be beneficial to the Department of Interior, especially at a time when budgets are tight and we must be mindful of how taxpayer dollars are spent. I am hopeful that as she accepts this new public position, she will be mindful that the priorities she sought to advance on behalf of Recreational Equipment Inc. are not necessarily those of the entire United States. I wish her the best in this new endeavor."