Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement on the nomination of David Bernhardt to be Secretary of Interior.
"Senators have an obligation to advise and consent on the President's nominees. Just as I do with each of the nominees that come before us, I will examine David Bernhardt's record and qualifications to serve as the Secretary of Interior. I look forward to meeting with him and to having him appear before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee."