by By Catherine Mortensen, NRA Media Liaison - Thursday, February 27, 2020
Yesterday, the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) welcomed Katharine MacGregor as the new Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI). The U.S. Senate confirmed MacGregor with a 58-to-38 bipartisan vote on Feb. 25.
“On behalf of the millions of NRA members across the country, I want to congratulate Katharine MacGregor on her confirmation,” said Jason Ouimet, executive director, NRA-ILA. “MacGregor has a long record of advocating for America’s sportsmen and women. An avid outdoor enthusiast and sportswoman, MacGregor brings with her a deep knowledge of wildlife management and is committed to advancing opportunities for all Americans to enjoy our public lands. We thank President Trump for this important nomination and look forward to working with Deputy Secretary MacGregor to protect and promote America’s hunting heritage.”
MacGregor has served in several positions at the DOI since joining the Trump Administration in January 2017, including Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management and Deputy Chief of Staff. Previously, MacGregor worked on Capitol Hill for 10 years, serving under two chairmen of the House Natural Resources Committee.
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