Safari Club International (SCI) applauds the nomination of Katherine MacGregor to be the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. In recognition of her strong qualifications for the position and her impressive testimony in front of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on November 5th, SCI encourages the Committee to confirm her nomination in a timely manner. “In this world, there are problem finders and problem solvers. With all of the challenges inherent to managing our nation’s wildlife and wild places, we need more problem solvers,” said SCI’s Director of Government Affairs, Ben Cassidy. “Ms. MacGregor is a problem solver and she is uniquely qualified to serve in the number two spot at Interior. SCI looks forward to a speedy confirmation process.”
Committee Chair, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R – AK) spoke to the importance of the position of Deputy Secretary and expressed her support for Ms. MacGregor as the nominee, stating “Ms. MacGregor has served at Interior from the start of this administration, and has a decade of experience here on Capitol Hill. Her nomination has drawn strong support from a wide range of groups, from the Alaska Federation of Natives to the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.”
Senator Joe Manchin (D – WV), Ranking Member of the Committee, also acknowledged his support for Ms. MacGregor as the nominee during the hearing. “I also see you as qualified to better bridge the divide between the Department of the Interior and Congress, and we need that. You know this institution. You spent ten years working for the House of Representatives including six years on the staff of the House Natural Resources Committee… You are clearly qualified for the position as you have already performed its duties for the last six months… I am pleased to support your nomination” said Senator Manchin.
SCI looks forward to continuing to work with Ms. MacGregor on issues important to sportsmen.