Grijalva Congratulates Committee Staffer Matt Strickler on Appointment as Virginia’s Next Secretary of Natural Resources

Washington, D.C. – Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today congratulated Matt Strickler, a senior policy advisor for the House Natural Resources Committee Democrats, on his newly announced appointment as Virginia Gov.-Elect Ralph Northam’s (D) next secretary of natural resources. Strickler was a policy aide for Northam before coming to Capitol Hill.

“You know you have good staffing when this is the next career move,” Grijalva said today. “Matt is one of Capitol Hill’s sharpest environmental policy minds, and the people of Virginia will benefit tremendously from his insights, his instincts and his dedication to conservation. Few people in Washington match his awareness of federal and state issues. Governor Northam has made an outstanding choice, and I have the highest hopes for the state of Virginia on Matt’s watch. I only regret that we can’t keep him on Capitol Hill. We’ll miss you, Matt. Go do us all proud.”

Strickler, who joined the Committee in 2012, will begin his term after Northam is sworn in on Jan. 13, 2018. He handled a wide variety of issues for the Committee, including ocean conservation, the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and oversight of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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