Energy Committee Favorably Reports Interior Secretary Nominee Sally Jewell

March 21, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today announced that the committee voted to favorably report the nomination of Sally Jewell to be the Secretary of the Interior.

“[Sally] is going to give each member of this committee her ear and her expertise that comes from having managed to pack a host of professional careers – petroleum engineer, CEO, and banker, to name just a few – into just one lifetime. I have full confidence in Sally Jewell’s ability to take on this important assignment,” Wyden said.

The committee approved the nomination by a vote of 19 to 3. The nomination now goes to the full Senate for its consideration.