Last week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources approved President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Interior, Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.). Zinke’s nomination now moves to the full Senate, where a confirmation vote could happen imminently.
A former Navy SEAL and current congressman, Zinke well understands the fundamental role that hunting and shooting sports play in the stewardship of the nation’s public lands.
During his confirmation hearing on January 17, he noted: “It was on these lands that my father [taught me] to hunt and fish and the Boy Scouts taught me the principles [of] environmental stewardship and the importance of public access.”
Zinke’s vocal support for hunters and shooters has been backed up with action. In February 2016, Zinke voted for the Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act, which would have created more opportunities for hunting and shooting on Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service lands. Fighting for his Montana constituents, Zinke also called on the Forest Service last year to lift a recreational shooting ban in Custer Gallatin National Forest.
Now, NRA members must take action to secure Zinke’s confirmation.
Please contact your U.S. Senators NOW at (202) 224-3121, or by email, by using our Contact Your Legislators tool. However you do it, ask them to support Ryan Zinke for Secretary of the Interior!