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U.S. Sen. Patty Murray congratulates REI exec Sally Jewell on expected appointment as Interior Secretary

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:48 am |
February 6, 2013 12:52 pm

Here’s the statement issued by Sen. Patty Murray’s D.C. office on the expected appointment.

Murray Applauds Nomination of Sally Jewell as Secretary of the Interior
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of Sally Jewell as the next Secretary of the Interior.

“President Obama has chosen an accomplished leader as the next Secretary of Interior. I have enjoyed a strong working relationship with Sally Jewell, who has proven to be an effective CEO in the business community, and will bring that skill set to the Cabinet,” said Senator Murray. “She understands the tremendous asset that our public lands are, particularly to the multi-billion dollar outdoor recreation based economy.

Additionally, American families could have no greater advocate for their continued use, enjoyment and protection of our National Parks and natural treasures. I look forward to working with Sally and President Obama as they shape and implement policies at the Department of Interior.”

REI chief Sally Jewell during a 2010 climb of Mount Rainier. (TNT photo/Janet Jensen)
REI chief Sally Jewell during a 2010 climb of Mount Rainier. (TNT photo/Janet Jensen)
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