WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate should swiftly vote to confirm the newly renominated Laura Daniel Davis, who is exceptionally qualified to serve as the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management.
“If there is one thing that the past two years have shown, it’s that we need exceptionally qualified leaders like Laura to steward our natural resources and to ensure that the historic investments in the Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, such as funding for abandoned mine reclamation, orphaned oil and gas well cleanup, and landscape restoration, are implemented in ways that quickly send resources to frontline communities and drive our clean energy transition,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “Laura went above and beyond the past session of Congress, testifying twice before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and each time demonstrated why she should be confirmed to this critical position. The Senate should swiftly take up Laura’s nomination and finally confirm her to this critical position.”
Davis served as chief of policy and advocacy at the National Wildlife Federation after serving as chief of staff to Secretaries of the Interior Ken Salazar and Sally Jewell. Davis will bring decades of public and nonprofit sector experience to the role, which oversees the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Land Management.
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