The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) gave high marks to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke for what he did during his first year on President Donald Trump’s Cabinet.
“On day one, Secretary Zinke hit the ground running by lifting the last administration’s ban on traditional ammunition—and he hasn’t slowed down since,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA- ILA executive director.
Zinke was confirmed by the Senate on March 1, 2017, and he assumed his duties that day, riding a horse through the streets of Washington, D.C., on his first day.
During his first year, he took action on behalf of hunters, such as ending the Obama Administration’s ban on the use of lead ammunition on federal land, expanding access to fish and wildlife refuges, and encouraging hunting and fishing programs for veterans.
“He’s expanded hunting and fishing opportunities on federal lands, forged new efforts to encourage veteran hunting and fishing, and recently announced the department’s prioritization of big game corridors to improve wildlife habitat," Cox said. "Secretary Zinke is fighting for us—America’s hunters—each and every day.”