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Speaking of Daines and Montana, here is Montana's other senator Jon Tester on Deb Haaland: “While we don’t agree on everything, Congresswoman Haaland has shown herself to be well qualified to lead the Interior Department, and I will vote to confirm her.”

Collins will support Haaland for Interior “Representative Haaland promised to be bipartisan in her new role at the Department of the Interior, and I look forward to working with her.”

Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico has yet to be confirmed as the new head of the Interior Department, but the agency isn’t waiting to fulfill some of President Biden’s most consequential climate change promises.

Deb Haaland faced intense scrutiny from both Republicans and Democrats over her record this week. Republicans kept circling back to one central argument: Haaland was too “radical” to lead the Department of the Interior.

It’s long past time for a Native woman to run the department that carries out the U.S.’s trust responsibility towards tribes. Deb Haaland will be a fierce defender of our public lands and our planet. I’m proud to support her nomination to be our next Interior Secretary.

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Tribal leaders in Nevada pushed for Senate confirmation of U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland to be the first Native American to head the Interior Department.

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) said on Tuesday at her confirmation hearing to be secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI) that she had to “acknowledge” that Capitol Hill is on land belonging to Native Americans.

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There will be several notable firsts, including: Janet Yellen, the first female Treasury secretary; Deb Haaland, the first Native American secretary, at the Department of the Interior; and Avril Haines, the first woman to serve as director of national intelligence.

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Breaking News: Rep. Deb Haaland is said to have been chosen by President-elect Joe Biden to lead the Interior Department. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first Native American cabinet secretary.

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NEW: President-elect Biden intends to nominate Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior secretary, two sources tell @NBCNews . If confirmed, Rep. Haaland would be the first Native American to head the department.

President-elect Biden has picked Rep. Deb Haaland to serve as Interior Secretary. She would be the first Native American to oversee the department, whose jurisdiction includes tribal lands

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President-elect Joe Biden has selected Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) to lead the Department of the Interior, the Washington Post reports. If confirmed, Haaland would become the first Native American Cabinet secretary in American history.

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JUST IN: Joe Biden expected to pick Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior secretary nominee, sources say—a historic move that would make her the first Native American to lead the department managing public lands and relations with the country's Indigenous people.

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Joe Biden's selection of Rep. Deb Haaland to lead the Interior Department marked a historic victory for progressives and Indigenous leaders who campaigned to elevate one of their own to a seat overseeing natural resources, public lands and Indian affairs

Biden taps Rep. Deb Haaland to lead the Interior Department, putting a Native American with deep respect for the land in charge of an agency that oversees 500 million acres of it: w @jeneps 

NEW: President-elect Biden intends to nominate Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior secretary, two sources tell @NBCNews . If confirmed, Rep. Haaland would be the first Native American to head the department.

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