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Senate confirms Bernhardt as Secretary of Interior

Industry News | April 16, 2019 | By:

The U.S. Senate confirmed David Bernhard to be the next Secretary of the Interior. Bernhardt was previously serving as acting Secretary following Secretary Ryan Zinke’s departure in January. Recently, Bernhardt issued two secretarial orders promoting recreation. The first established a departmental task force to facilitate and prioritize the implementation of the Dingell Act, wide-reaching public conservation and recreational lands legislation. The second requires the Bureau of Land Management to prioritize fishing and recreation access when land exchanges are under consideration–a move celebrated by the outdoor recreation community and that will help ensure a continued seat at the table for the boating industry.

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