Deb Haaland confirmed as interior secretary, becoming the first Native American Cabinet head

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  • March 15, 2021
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The Senate on Monday confirmed New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary, making her the first Native American to lead a Cabinet department and the first to lead the federal agency that has wielded influence over the nation’s tribes for nearly two centuries.Haaland was confirmed by a 51-40 vote.Democrats and tribal groups hailed Haaland’s confirmation as historic, saying her selection means that Indigenous people

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