Zinke Interior Secretary Nomination Goes to Senate Floor
February 2, 2017
U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) is one step closer to becoming the next U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary, which oversees several areas of federal Indian affairs.
Zinke’s Interior Secretary nomination was reported favorably out of the U.S. Energy and Natural Resources Committee in a vote of 16 – 6 on January 31. Just after the vote, the same committee voted 16 – 7 to approve former Texas Governor Rick Perry to become the next Secretary of Energy. Both nominations now head to the Senate floor for full consideration.