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Deb Haaland
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54th United States Secretary of the Interior
Assumed office
March 16, 2021
President Joe Biden
Preceded by David Bernhardt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Mexico's 1st district
In office
January 3, 2019 – March 16, 2021
Preceded by Michelle Lujan Grisham
Succeeded by TBD
Chair of the New Mexico Democratic Party
In office
April 25, 2015 – April 29, 2017
Preceded by Sam Bregman
Succeeded by Richard Ellenberg
Personal details
Born
Debra Anne Haaland

December 2, 1960 (1960-12-02) (age 60)
Winslow, Arizona, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Children 1
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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