Senate vets Wyoming man’s nomination for federal position

June 5, 2019

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming native Robert Wallace is making his way through Senate confirmation hearings in Washington on his nomination as assistant secretary of the U.S. Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department.

The Jackson Hole resident testified Tuesday before the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, which is chaired by Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso.

Wallace told the committee he believes that the planet is warming and that climate change poses challenges to flora and fauna that must be addressed on federal lands.

Wallace has previous experience in Washington. He has served as a staffer for both the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

The full Senate must approve Wallace’s nomination.

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