Costa Applauds Connor Nomination for Deputy Interior Secretary

Washington, DC-Rep. Jim Costa applauded President Obama’s decision to nominate Michael L. Connor to serve as the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Since 2009, Connor has served as the Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which oversees federal water projects including the Central Valley Project.

“Over the years, I have come to know Commissioner Connor as an honest broker who deeply understands the challenges we face here in the Valley,” said Costa. “His perspective and thoughtfulness will serve the Department well as they work to chart a path forward to resolve our long-term water challenges in California and throughout the nation.”

If confirmed by the Senate, Connor would serve as the second highest ranking official at the Department of Interior. While his nomination is pending, Connor will continue to serve in his current position at the Bureau of Reclamation.