DOI Touts Support From Tribes, Congressman For New Official

Law360, New York (July 13, 2017, 7:29 PM EDT) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said Wednesday that a former department official will return in a key role at the DOI with the backing of Native American leaders and the Republican congressman he served as chief of staff.

Todd Willens, who served at the Department of the Interior from 2006 to 2008 before working as chief of staff for Steve Pearce, R-N.M., from 2010 through this year, will serve as assistant deputy secretary for the department under Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt, according to a...
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