Ken Salazar

Kenneth Lee Salazar is an American lawyer and politician who is the United States ambassador to Mexico–designate. He previously served as the 50th United States Secretary of the Interior in the administration of President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously was a United States Senator from Colorado from 2005 to 2009. He and Mel Martinez were the first Hispanic U.S. Senators since 1977; they were joined by Bob Menendez in 2006. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, he served as Attorney General of Colorado from 1999 to 2005. Wikipedia*

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Ken Salazar has 333 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2000 Forum as an Attorney General for Colorado. The year with the most videos was 2007 with 87 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2013 with an average of 14,971 views per program as a Secretary for the Department of the Interior. Most appearances with Barack Obama (15), Harry Reid (7), Bob Menendez (6). Most common tags: Energy Policy, Natural Resources, BP Oil Spill.

Appearances by Title:September 14, 2021 - Present U.S. Ambassador, Mexico, United States

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U.S. Senator, D-CO January 3, 2005 - January 20, 2009 Videos: 264 Secretary, Department of the Interior January 20, 2009 - April 12, 2013 Videos: 64 U.S. Senate Candidate, D-CO c. October 26, 2004 - November 2, 2004 Videos: 3 Attorney General, Colorado
c. January 12, 1999 - January 3, 2005 Videos: 2

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