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Phoenix, Arizona -- Following is Senator John McCain's statement regarding Bruce Babbitt's selection as nominee for Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior: "I applaud President Clinton's selection of Bruce Babbitt to head the Department of the Interior. Governor Babbitt is an excellent choice because of his familiarity with Arizona issues as well as land and natural resource matters across the nation. As a leading environmentalist, familiar with the concerns of those in the West where so much of our land is under the control of the federal government, he is uniquely qualified to administer this important agency. With his knowledge and experience, it can easily be said that Bruce Babbitt is the most qualified individual available to fill this position in the Cabinet. I congratulate him on this important milestone, and I welcome his leadership in this most deserved post." # # #