Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Sally Jewell as Secretary of the Interior with a vote of 87-11.
“Today, by an overwhelming margin, the Senate confirmed Sally Jewell, an extremely talented and accomplished professional. As Secretary of the Interior, I am confident that Ms. Jewell will be a responsible steward of our nation’s natural resources, and continue to accelerate the development of renewable energy while balancing conservation with development.
“As a CEO of a large company, Ms. Jewell demonstrated that she has the management skills and the credentials needed for this important role. At the same time, her lifelong commitment to conservation is well-known. As the representative of a state where the stewardship of federal land is vitally important, I am confident that her qualities will help improve our economy and the quality of life of all Nevadans. I look forward to working with Ms. Jewell.”