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Ryan Zinke, a retired Navy SEAL formerly representing Montana’s at-large district, testifies before Congress durng his confirmation hearing. Zinke was confirmed by a 68-31 vote.

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Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke confirmed as interior secretary
Zinke pledges to make NPS infrastructure repairs a budget priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a 68-31 vote, the Senate confirmed Montana congressman Ryan Zinke as interior secretary. Zinke was elected to the Montana State Senate in 2009 and served one term before being elected as a U.S. Representative from Montana’s at-large district in 2014.

By Erin Ford March 7, 2017