Barrasso welcomes Mr. Wallace to the committee. Click here to watch Mr. Wallace’s testimony.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), welcomed Rob Wallace, president of the Upper Green River Conservancy to the committee. Wallace was testifying before the committee at a hearing titled “Hearing on the Nomination of Robert Wallace to be Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks at the Department of the Interior.”

Before Wallace’s testimony, Barrasso introduced him to the committee. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) also introduced Wallace at the hearing.

In his written testimony, Wallace outlined his political experience on Capitol Hill with both the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “I was here when Congress tackled the Alaska Lands Act, a crippling oil embargo, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the restructuring of the US electricity industry, controversial endangered species listings such as the snail darter and northern spotted owl, and much more,” said Wallace.

Wallace also detailed the bipartisan work he does today in southwest Wyoming. Wallace stated, “Today, I work on the frontiers of the Endangered Species Act in southwestern Wyoming, bringing ranchers, regulators, conservationists, and industry leaders together to protect large scale habitats for the greater sage grouse while also removing barriers to multiple use. Along the way I’ve learned so much –especially that no one ever really wins by winning everything, that bipartisan solutions are always the lasting ones, and the importance of recruiting good people and trusting them to do big jobs.”

Wallace concluded by stating, “Finally, if confirmed, I want to stress my commitment to work constructively with Congress on behalf of our parks, refuges, fish and wildlife. If well-meaning people engage in good faith and communicate effectively, the benefit to these national treasures can be unlimited.”

For more information on Wallace’s testimony and the hearing, click here.