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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on the emotional moment Biden offered her the job

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Biden’s Cabinet meeting on Thursday showcased the most diverse Cabinet in history, including the first-ever Native American to become a Cabinet secretary. “CBS Evening News” spoke with Secretary Deb Haaland at the Museum of the American Indian in......

‘In the dark of night’: Trump’s Interior chief snuck Murkowski an 11th-hour win

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here A long-standing priority for the Alaska delegation — and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski in particular — the 19-mile Izembek road, which was proposed to connect the village of King Cove with an airport in nearby Cold Bay, would cut through......

Reactions From Indian Country to Deb Haaland’s Confirmation as Secretary of the Interior

Smithsonian
Smithsonian Voices National Museum of the American Indian Reactions From Indian Country to Deb Haaland’s Confirmation as Secretary of the Interior March 18th, 2021, 10:00AM / BY Dennis Zotigh Deb Haaland speaks at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the National Native American Veterans Memorial, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Paul Morigi/AP Images......

Haaland’s nomination for Interior secretary advances to full Senate

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here But Native Americans in the state also told Murkowski that Haaland would be crucial to elevate their issues to the highest levels of the federal government. “I am going to place my trust in Representative Haaland and her team despite......

Reversing Trump, Interior Department Moves Swiftly on Climate Change

New York Times
WASHINGTON — As the Interior Department awaits its new secretary, the agency is already moving to lock in key parts of President Biden’s environmental agenda, particularly on oil and gas restrictions, laying the groundwork to fulfill some of the administration’s most consequential climate change promises. Representative Deb Haaland of New......

Manchin backs Haaland to lead Interior Department

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Key context: Haaland avoided major mistakes during her hearing, even as GOP senators criticized her prior comments opposing fracking, fossil fuels and pipeline projects. Under questioning from Manchin, Haaland, one of the most progressive members of Congress, said she supported......

Haaland, Biden’s historic pick to lead Interior, is capable, deserving

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Our public lands lie at the heart of our identity and shared heritage as Americans. These lands connect us with generations past, to our children and grandchildren, and they’re our link to future generations. To maintain this powerful......

Read: Interior secretary nominee Deb Haaland’s prepared remarks for her confirmation hearing

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here (CNN)Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico, who has been nominated by President Joe Biden for interior secretary, is expected to discuss the “historic nature” of her confirmation by the Senate at her confirmation hearing Tuesday. Haaland, who will......

Interior to close National Mall to demonstrations before inauguration

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here People walk along the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument. | Al Drago/Getty Images The Interior Department said Friday it would close the National Mall to some demonstrations until after the inauguration of......

Oil company that hired Interior official won’t seek ANWR acreage

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here On May 15, 2019, Balash notified the department that he was negotiating a job with Oil Search and he signed a statement of recusal barring him from working on “particular matters” that would have a “direct and predictable effect on......

Deb Haaland: Biden ‘picks Native American’ for interior post

BBC
“It would be an honour to move the Biden-Harris climate agenda forward, help repair the government to government relationship with Tribes that the Trump Administration has ruined, and serve as the first Native American cabinet secretary in our nation’s history,” Ms Haaland said in a statement quoted in the New......

Biden nominates Rep. Haaland to Interior, naming first Native American Cabinet member

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Anna M. Phillips President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Deb Haaland, the freshman representative from New Mexico, to lead the Interior Department, making history by selecting the first Native American to oversee the agency that manages millions of acres of......

Biden to nominate Rep. Deb Haaland for Interior Department

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Pelosi’s statement appeared to be designed to calm fears in her party that tapping a third House Democrat for the administration would hamper her ability to move legislation through the chamber. With Reps. Marcia Fudge and Cedric Richmond also set......

Interior secretary tests positive for COVID-19 after two days of meetings with officials: report

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has tested positive for COVID-19 following days of meetings with political appointees, a department spokesman confirmed to The Washington Post Wednesday.  Interior spokesman Nicholas Goodwin told the Post in an email......

A Push Emerges for the First Native American Interior Secretary

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WASHINGTON — A coalition of Democrats, Native Americans and liberal activists is urging President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. to nominate one of Congress’s first Native American women to head the Interior Department, putting an American Indian in control of vast swathes of the continent and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.......

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