Interior Department Spent $138,670 On A Door For Zinke’s Office

Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke

Source:  Huffington Post

The office features a slew of taxidermied animals and a knife collection.

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department spent $138,670 on a door at Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s office, according to records first uncovered by The Associated Press and reviewed by HuffPost.

The department awarded the contract to Conquest Solutions LLC, a Greenbelt, Maryland-based company that specializes in automation systems. A contract summary available online lists the purchase as “Secretary’s Door.”

Conquest Solutions could not be reached for comment late Thursday. The Interior Department did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment Thursday.

However, department spokeswoman Heather Swift did confirm the purchase to the AP, saying that Zinke was not aware of the contract and that the purchase is part of a long-running modernization of the historic headquarters building in Washington, D.C.


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  1. A disgusting bunch if Deplorabkes! Looters of our tax dollars. And killers of our Wild Horses and Burros. How much longer do we have to put up with these Morans? Can’t spend a penny on cars for the animals but this jerk needs a security door! Maybe his head should be stuffed and mounted on the wall like all the other animals he has killed! Disgusting!


  2. Too bad he didn’t buy his Own Exit sign! I just got disturbing information. Can you still see who actually has applications in for horse slaughter plants?

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  3. How much does it cost to get a new door?
    Homeowners can expect to pay between $500 and $1,230 to install or replace a steel entry door. The cost of a steel entry door ranges between $200 and $500, depending on the thickness of the door and its style.

    I spent some time yesterday listening to members of the National Park System testify (WHINE!) to the congressional resource committee how they didn’t have enough money to keep the restrooms open in Yellowstone park.


    • My two bits: they spent $670 on the actual door, and $138,000 on consultants. Nice work if you can get it.

      Maybe Zinke should be nominated for a Golden Outhouse award, since this makes a good testimony towards his evident opinions about public lands for the public good.

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    • From your link, we’d better pay attention or lose our public lands forever. Coming soon to a state near you?

      “After being freed from jail, Cliven Bundy filed a lawsuit in January against the state of Nevada seeking a declaration that public lands in the state are owned by the residents, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.”



      • This is from about 4 years ago but still relevant re: Cliven Bundy.

        On November 3, 1998, United States District Judge (USDJ) Johnnie B. Rawlinson “permanently enjoined (Bundy) from grazing his livestock within the Bunkerville Allotment (‘The Allotment’), and shall remove his livestock from this allotment on or before November 30, 1998… (and) ordered that Plaintiff shall be entitled to trespass damages from Bundy in the amount of $200.00 per day per head for any livestock belonging to Bundy remaining on the Bunkerville Allotment after November 30, 1998
        900 cattle times $200 per day = $180,000 per day times 365 days = $65,700,000 per year times 25 years = $1,642,500,000 that Bundy owes you and me plus interest and fines and court costs.


      • GG, just one year of those fees would pay for almost the entire wild horse and burro program, even today! Brilliant suggestion, which Congress should be made aware of, especially as it puts the financial numbers in scale.



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