Cheney Congratulates Secretary of the Interior Bernhardt on Senate Confirmation

Washington – Congresswoman Liz Cheney released the following statement after Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt was confirmed by the Senate:

“Secretary David Bernhardt’s years of experience working on energy, public land, and natural resource issues in the West, including his time at the Department of the Interior during the Bush-Cheney Administration, makes him exceptionally qualified to lead the department. While serving as Deputy Secretary, Bernhardt focused on rolling back regulations, reducing unnecessary government overhead and improving land management. He has been instrumental in restoring local voices in management decisions and expediting the permitting process for ranchers, sportsmen, and operators in Wyoming. I congratulate him on his confirmation and am pleased to continue working with him in his new role to protect and preserve our western way of life.”