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Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on President-elect Biden’s Nomination of Congresswoman Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior

December 17, 2020
Press Release
WASHINGTON—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement today after President-elect Joe Biden nominated Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) to serve as Secretary of the Interior:

“Congresswoman Deb Haaland is an outstanding choice by President-elect Biden to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior. Her appointment as the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency is historic. Congresswoman Haaland has a long record of advancing policies that focus on conserving and managing our federal lands and natural resources, both as a Member of Congress and in her previous work as the Chairwoman of the Laguna Development Corporation Board of Directors. In Congress, I have worked closely with Congresswoman Haaland to protect the sovereignty of tribal nations while pushing to address the inequities that currently exist for Indian Country. The U.S. Senate should quickly vote to confirm Congresswoman Haaland after President-elect Biden is sworn into office.”