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March 15th, 2021

Rep. Haaland Confirmed as Interior Secretary

This evening, the Senate voted to confirm Representative Debra Haaland (D-NM) to be the Secretary of Interior. Rep. Haaland is a citizen of the Laguna Pueblo. Haaland’s confirmation is historic, as she will be the first Native American Interior secretary as well as the first Native American Cabinet secretary.

The Senate voted 51 – 40 to confirm, with most Republicans voting against her after several called her views on public land use and fossil fuels extreme. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) joined all Democrats in voting to confirm.

Rep. Haaland will be giving her farewell speech on the floor of the House of Representatives tomorrow afternoon sometime between 12:00 pm – 2:00 PM ET.

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