ASA recently joined a coalition of outdoor recreation industries – the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) – in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to encourage prompt and positive action on the nomination of Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) to serve as the nation’s next Secretary of the Interior.

Since the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee recommended his approval on a vote that included support from key Democratic Senators, ASA is hopeful that Zinke’s confirmation will be swift so important conservation work can begin to move forward.