December 16, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Representative Ryan Zinke to the position of Secretary of the Interior, United States Cattlemen’s Association Vice President Bert Paris issued the following statement:
“Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke has shown through a career of public service as a Navy Seal and in Congress his dedication and loyalty to America and its citizens. He will bring his experience and qualifications to the position of Interior Secretary. Rep. Zinke has proven experience working with the federal land management agencies to protect public lands, manage natural resources, and provide opportunity for those who live, hunt, recreate, and make their living on public lands. Rep. Zinke's professional and personal backgrounds within the natural resources and conservation sectors will serve cattle producers well across the country in the coming years. USCA commends President-Elect Trump on this selection and looks forward to continued dialogue with Rep. Zinke throughout the transition process and in the years ahead."