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

By: - March 15, 2021 5:39 pm

U.S. Rep. Debra A. Haaland (D-N.M.) was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Monday as Secretary of the Interior, becoming the first Native American cabinet official in U.S. history. (Courtesy of the office of Rep. Debra Haaland)

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Jane Norman
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As the Washington Bureau Chief of States Newsroom, Jane directs national coverage, managing staff and freelance reporters in the nation’s capital and assigning and editing state-specific daily and enterprise stories. Jane is a veteran of more than three decades in journalism. Before coming to States Newsroom, she edited news coverage of national education policy and the congressional budget and appropriations process for Politico.

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