Tester Statement on Senate Committee Vote on Tracy Stone-Manning’s Nomination to Lead the Bureau of Land Management

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination to run the Bureau of Land Management advanced out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee following a 10-10 vote:

“Tracy Stone-Manning is a tireless advocate for the public lands that drive Montana’s economy and has spent her career fighting for them, as well as the good-paying jobs that rely on them. I’ve seen firsthand Tracy’s dogged work to find collaborative solutions to some of our most challenging issues while bringing diverse viewpoints together to get things done. She will bring Montana common sense to an agency that desperately needs it while serving as a nonpartisan steward for some of our nation’s greatest treasures, and I look forward to confirming her on the Senate floor as quickly as possible.”

Tracy Stone-Manning is a Senior Advisor at the National Wildlife Federation based in Montana, and former Chief of Staff to Governor Steve Bullock. She previously served as a senior aide to Senator Tester.