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LINK Letters From An American 03/15/2021

Tonight, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM) as Secretary of the Interior Department. An impressive woman in her own right, Haaland embodies the determination of the new administration to use the government for the good of all Americans, rather than for special interests. This makes her a threat to business-as-usual on issues of both race and the economy. Her confirmation vote was 50-41; only four Republicans voted in favor of her appointment.

Haaland is the first Indigenous cabinet secretary in our history, heading the department that, in the nineteenth century, abandoned Indigenous peoples for political leverage. She is a member of the Laguna Pueblo Nation, whose people have lived in the land that is now New Mexico for 35 generations. The daughter of two military veterans, Haaland is a single mother who earned a law degree with a young child in tow. She was a tribal leader focused on environmentally responsible economic development for the Lagunas before she became a Democratic leader.

HippieChick58 9 Mar 16

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That shows that not all Repubs are complete bone heads.

Just 99.95% of them..


What a difference Biden's cabinet is in compared to that of the idiot Trump;s!!!!!!


I can't wait to see how she deals with the oil pipeline through the Souix Nation lands.


51-40. 9 cowards DNV. Only Barbara Murkowski had the courage to vote yes from the GOP.

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