Biden Makes Historic Nomination Tapping Rep. Deb Haaland

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Biden Makes Historic Nomination Tapping Rep. Deb Haaland
Part of her role would include overseeing the Bureau of Indian Affairs which serves the nation's 574 federally recognized tribes.
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President-elect Joe Biden will reportedly nominate Democratic Congresswoman Deb Haaland to serve as Interior Secretary. 

If confirmed, Haaland would be the first Native American to serve as a Cabinet Secretary.

Part of her role would include overseeing the Bureau of Indian Affairs which serves the nation's 574 federally recognized tribes.

Haaland, who is a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, was one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress.

The first-term congresswoman represents New Mexico's first congressional district.