Ranking Member Grijalva Statement on Committee Democrats’ Meeting With Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

Washington, D.C. – Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) released the following statement today on Committee Democrats’ meeting this afternoon with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

“It’s not clear to me why this meeting needed to be shrouded in secrecy. The Interior Department under this administration has been characterized by a troubling lack of transparency and a strange tendency to treat the Interior Department like it’s the Pentagon. Democrats wanted to talk about things like Secretary Zinke’s secret report attacking national monuments, his private travel expenditures, and the ongoing humanitarian disaster unfolding in Puerto Rico. It’s not shocking that he came in with a different agenda.”

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