Secretary Salazar Cites Progress Under Recovery Act

Last edited 09/29/2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today testified before the House Budget Committee that the Department of the Interior is making “swift progress” on making investments and creating jobs using the $3 billion entrusted to Interior under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“The economic crisis President Obama inherited when he took office was years in the making. . . .years of problems that, unfortunately, cannot be solved overnight,” Salazar said. “But make no mistake: we have come a long way in the six short months since January. Our economy is stabilizing. Help is reaching those hardest hit by this recession. Confidence is returning. And America has begun to rebuild. The Recovery Act is working.” To listen to the Secretary's testimony, go to

For more information on projects mentioned in the Secretary's testimony today, please see:

For other information on the progress of Interior's recovery projects see

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