Bingaman on Salazar Nomination

December 17, 2008
12:21 PM


“Sen. Salazar is going be a superb Interior secretary. I’m delighted that President-elect Obama has chosen someone who has the record and the background and knows the substance as well as Ken.  He understands how to manage Federal lands and resources and knows the importance of working with stakeholders while protecting the public interest.  Ken also will provide a strong Western voice in the Cabinet, and he’ll do a terrific job working with the States and the Tribes. As a leader, he’ll bring change to the Department in some important problem areas. I’m sorry that Ken will be leaving the Energy Committee, but I look forward to continuing to work closely with him in his new role at Interior.”
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