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United States Secretary of the Interior
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Flag of the Secretary of the Interior
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Incumbent
Deb Haaland

since March 16, 2021
United States Department of the Interior
Style Mr. Secretary
(informal)
The Honorable
(formal)
Member of Cabinet
Reports to President of the United States
Seat Washington, D.C.
Appointer President of the United States
with Senate advice and consent
Term length No fixed term
Constituting instrument 43 U.S.C. § 1451
Formation March 3, 1849; 172 years ago (1849-03-03)
First holder Thomas Ewing
Succession Eighth
Deputy United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior
Salary Executive Schedule, Level I

The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior. The Department of the Interior oversees such agencies as the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Geological Survey, and the National Park Service. The Secretary also serves on and appoints the private citizens on the National Park Foundation board. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. The Secretary typically comes from a western state; only one of the last 16 Secretaries is not identified with a state lying west of the Mississippi River. The Secretary of the Interior is eighth in the United States presidential line of succession.

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