(WASHINGTON) - United States Cattlemen’s Association President Kenny Graner penned a letter of support for Congressman Ryan Zinke to be appointed to the position of Secretary of Interior. 

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved President Trump's nominee for the position of the Secretary of Interior by a vote of 16-6 on January 31st. Rep. Zinke will now go before the full Senate, where a confirmation vote will likely take place in the weeks ahead. 

In the letter, USCA President Kenny Graner outlines USCA's support for Congressman Zinke:

 “U.S. cattle producers are one of many vested stakeholders and users of our country’s public lands. The U.S. livestock industry requires a voice that will balance the needs of both U.S. ranchers and the natural resources at hand. Through his previous seat on the House Committee on Natural Resources, Rep. Zinke will seamlessly fit this role.”

"USCA is confident that Rep. Zinke will continue to serve the best interests of all stakeholders and our natural resources as Secretary of Interior and we support his confirmation."

Read the full letter HERE
 

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Established in March 2007, USCA is committed to enhancing and expanding the cattle industry’s voice on Capitol Hill.  USCA has a full-time presence in Washington, giving cattle producers across the country a strong influence on policy development.  For more information go to www.uscattlemen.org.
 

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