Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Democrat Leaders Send Letter Urging Secretary Zinke to Reject Attempts to Eliminate National Monuments

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer (NY), and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (IL) released the following statement on a letter they sent to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke today urging him to reject efforts to shrink or eliminate national monuments in carrying out the President’s April 26th executive order: “Today, we are calling on Secretary Zinke to protect important cultural and historic landmarks on our public lands, which face an unprecedented threat. National monuments across the country reflect the rich history of our nation. We urge the Secretary to reject efforts to diminish or outright eliminate national monuments – as the President’s executive order seeks to do – and ensure they can be celebrated by Americans of all walks of life for generations to come.”...more

 The letter is embedded below:


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