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Katharine MacGregor Confirmed as DOI Deputy Secretary
The U.S. Senate confirmed Katharine MacGregor on February 25 as Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary by a vote of 58-38, filling the position that has been vacant since David Bernhardt became Secretary.
“I am humbled and so grateful to President Trump, Secretary Bernhardt, and the Senate for this incredible opportunity,” MacGregor said in a DOI release. “Now I look forward to getting back to work to fulfill the President’s priorities to promote economic strength for all Americans and to advance the mission of DOI.”
MacGregor joined the administration in January 2017, serving in several positions including Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary - Land and Minerals Management and Deputy Chief of Staff. Her work has focused on energy and mineral development along with several other Administration priorities. Prior to moving to DOI, she worked for two Chairmen of the House Natural Resources Committee.