Zinke has made reorganizing the Interior — which manages 780,000 square miles of public lands, mostly in the West — a signature mission since taking over the agency.
It's more than a call for action, the blueprint provides examples of effective state efforts that could be used at both the fed and state levels.
The first question of the evening: Would Coffman stop accepting money from the NRA? Similar questions just kept coming.
A year into his tenure, Secretary Ryan Zinke has emerged as the point person for the administration's goal of American "energy dominance."
The holds have created friction both with Sessions and some of Gardner’s fellow GOP senators who want key law enforcement officials in their states confirmed.
The proposal would relocate many of the Interior Department's top decision-makers from Washington to still-undisclosed cities in the West.
"Both of us support a pathway to citizenship for the dreamers, and both of us support border security," said Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat.
Some Westerners have long argued federal land managers should be closer to the land they oversee.
Every member of Congress gets an extra seat for the annual State of the Union address. Some take their spouses, others take people who want to make a political statement.
The president touched on the nation's strong economy as well as themes around "building a safe, strong and proud America."