Representative Haaland Demonstrates Experience, Commitment During Historic Confirmation Process

The Latest

Representative Haaland Demonstrates Experience, Commitment During Historic Confirmation Process

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to Vote on Haaland’s Nomination as Secretary of the Interior

Representative Deb Haaland appeared today and yesterday in front of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, as part of a historic confirmation process that would make her the first Native American person to hold a cabinet-level position. President Joe Biden nominated Representative Haaland as Secretary of the Interior in December. During her opening remarks, Representative Haaland emphasized her experiences as a Pueblo woman, her work in Congress as Chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, and her commitment to bipartisan efforts to protect public lands and move our energy industry forward. 

Representative Haaland took questions from members of the committee for several hours and repeatedly demonstrated her experience and expertise on issues ranging from tribal sovereignty to climate change. 

“Representative Haaland made it unequivocally clear today that her knowledge, passion, and experience make her the right person to take on the responsibilities of Secretary of the Interior,” said DPNM Chair Marg Elliston. “As a fierce advocate for New Mexico, Representative Haaland has shown that she can work across the aisle to enact the sort of forward-thinking policies that we need in our federal government. As this confirmation process begins, it’s clear that she will continue to make New Mexicans proud as a voice for all those who cherish and value our nation’s natural resources.” 

###

Your contribution will be used in connection with federal elections. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the names, mailing addresses, occupation and name of employer of the individuals whose contributions exceed $200 per calendar year. Contributions are not tax deductible for state and federal income tax purposes.

© 2018 Paid for by the Democratic Party of New Mexico and not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.



Site made with by Scotch Digital DC

Help Protect Our Democracy

Join today to make sure that New Mexico continues to elect Democrats who will protect our democracy and uphold our ideals