Following a full Senate vote, David Bernhardt, President Donald Trump’s selection for Interior Secretary, was confirmed today.
In a largely party line vote of 56 to 41, the Senate confirmation is the culmination of the Feb. 4 Presidential nomination.
“Safari Club International is pleased to congratulate Secretary Bernhardt on his Senate confirmation,” said SCI President Paul Babaz. “We have had the privilege of getting to know the Secretary through his work at the Interior Department and strongly support his continued efforts to open up America’s public lands to the sportsmen and women who love the outdoors.”
“I personally look forward to working with Secretary Bernhardt in my role as a member of the International Wildlife Conservation Council. SCI wishes him the best of luck and offers him our support as he takes the helm at the Interior Department,” Babaz concluded.
Bernhardt’s nomination garnered support from many sportsmen’s groups and key Congressional leaders who have worked with him throughout his career.
Upon learning of his nomination earlier this year, Representative Rob Bishop of Utah, the ranking GOP member of the House Natural Resources Committee said, "It's a brilliant move. No one is more experienced, and I look forward to working with him."