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President Donald Trump announced his intent on Sept. 30 to nominate Katharine MacGregor as deputy secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI).

“Kate is a tremendous leader who has helped shape and strengthen the department as we continue to execute our initiatives as outlined by President Trump,” said Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

“I look forward to her prompt confirmation, so she can continue her service to the American people.”

MacGregor currently serves as the deputy chief of staff, exercising authority as the deputy secretary.

Since joining the Trump administration in 2017, MacGregor has served in several positions at the DOI, including deputy chief of staff for policy under former Secretary Ryan Zinke, and principal deputy assistant secretary of lands and minerals management.

Prior to her involvement at the DOI, MacGregor served 10 years as a congressional staffer.

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