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

Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley voted against Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of interior

By: - March 15, 2021 7:32 pm

Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland is the first Native American to serve on the presidential cabinet (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images).

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Jane Norman
Jane Norman

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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