U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement after the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to advance Kate MacGregor’s nomination to be U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Deputy Secretary through committee and onto the Senate floor:

“I am glad to see the Energy and Natural Resources Committee advance this important nomination, and I urge the full Senate to act quickly. Kate is a good friend, and I have enjoyed working with her over the years. Once confirmed, I look forward to working with her and the rest of Interior’s leadership team as we seek to expand North Dakota’s energy development and find solutions for landowners whose private property rights have been infringed upon.”