Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) released the following statement today after David Bernhardt was confirmed to be secretary of the Department of the Interior.
“Secretary Bernhardt will be an important force at the Department of the Interior. I supported his nomination because I know he will continue to roll back the burdensome regulations put in place during the Obama administration and pursue responsible policy governing our nation’s public lands. I’m looking forward to partnering with Secretary Bernhardt as the department works with tribes in South Dakota, encourages good stewardship of our national parks, and promotes a multiple-use approach to managing our public lands that ensures our lands and natural resources are preserved for future generations to enjoy.”