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|54th United States Secretary of the Interior|
March 16, 2021
|Preceded by||David Bernhardt|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Mexico's 1st district
January 3, 2019 – March 16, 2021
|Preceded by||Michelle Lujan Grisham|
|Chair of the New Mexico Democratic Party|
April 25, 2015 – April 29, 2017
|Preceded by||Sam Bregman|
|Succeeded by||Richard Ellenberg|
Debra Anne Haaland
December 2, 1960
Winslow, Arizona, U.S.
|Education||University of New Mexico (BA, JD)|
Debra Anne Haaland (born December 2, 1960) is an American politician. Haaland has been the 54th and current United States Secretary of the Interior since March 2021. She was the U.S. Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district from January 3, 2019 until March 16, 2021.
She is a former Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. She is one of the first two Native American women to be elected to Congress, alongside Sharice Davids, both in 2018.
On December 17, 2020, President-elect Joe Biden nominated Haaland to serve as United States Secretary of the Interior in his cabinet. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 15, 2021 with a 51 to 40 vote. She is the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history.
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