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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.