Senator Barrasso has Phone Call with Interior Nominee Rep. Debra Haaland

January 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) issued the following statement following his phone call with Rep. Debra Haaland (D-NM), whom President-elect Biden intends to nominate for U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

“I spoke with Representative Haaland on the phone about her vision for the Interior Department,” said Barrasso. “We discussed the important role the Department plays in the lives and livelihoods of so many people in Wyoming. Our national parks and monuments welcome visitors from all over the world. Energy development on our nation’s public lands is essential to Wyoming’s economy and America’s global energy dominance. The United States is a world energy powerhouse. We need to act like one. We will continue these critical conversations at her confirmation hearing.”