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LIUNA Applauds Confirmation of Zinke for Secretary of Interior

Washington, D.C. (March 1, 2017) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement on the confirmation of Representative Ryan Zinke as U.S. Secretary of Interior:

LIUNA applauds the U.S. Senate for confirming Representative Ryan Zinke for United States Secretary of the Interior.


The role of the Department of Interior as a steward of both the environment and domestic energy resources on federal lands impacts LIUNA members who build our nation’s energy infrastructure. LIUNA supports balanced policy that protects the natural environment without creating roadblocks for key energy projects. Burdensome regulations and long, drawn out review processes serve no benefit and only hurt working men and women.


Throughout his tenure representing Montana, Representative Zinke has demonstrated his support for pragmatic energy policy and protecting the economic interests of working families.


On behalf of the half-million members of LIUNA, I look forward to working with Mr. Zinke on issues that will create good jobs and better the lives of working men and women across America.



The half-million members of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build America.