Senate confirms Haaland as first-ever Native American to serve in the Cabinet

By: - March 16, 2021 8:30 am

Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., speaks at a 2019 event of the American Federation of Government Employees. Haaland, nominated to be the Biden administration’s Interior secretary, would be the first Native American to run a Cabinet agency if confirmed. Photo by AFGE | Creative Commons.

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