Interior Secretary

Trump Address to Congress; Zinke Confirmed
**In his first address to Congress, President Trump declared the “time for small thinking is over” and called for massive infrastructure spending, deep tax cuts and immigration reforms he promised would unleash new economic growth.
Trump also touted his “historic effort” to roll back and eliminate “j…
Rule Easing Public Lands Transfer Concerns Hunters, Others
BOISE, Idaho (AP) A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access.
Lawmakers earlier this month passed a rule eliminating a significant budget hurdle and wr…
Commodities Up and McMorris Rodgers Stays
Commodity crop production in the United States continues to demonstrate improved environmental outcomes in energy use efficiency, irrigation water use efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, land use efficiency, and soil conservation, while opportunities exist for key advancements into the future...