Senate Committee Advances Deb Haaland’s Nomination for Interior Secretary

HeadlineMar 05, 2021

The Senate Energy Committee has advanced interior secretary nominee Deb Haaland’s confirmation to a full Senate vote — where Haaland is almost certain to be confirmed. Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was the only Republican on the committee who supported Haaland’s nomination. Murkowski said she struggled with her decision as her constituency in oil-rich Alaska is concerned about Haaland’s opposition to fracking, pipelines and fossil fuel development. If confirmed, Deb Haaland would be the first Native American to serve in a cabinet post.

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