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LCV Statement Congratulating Secretary Deb Haaland

Mar 15, 2021

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163,

Washington D.C. — In anticipation of today’s Senate vote finalizing the historic confirmation of Congresswoman Deb Haaland for Secretary of the Interior and making her the first Indigenous person to Cabinet Secretary, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld: 

“Congratulations to Secretary Deb Haaland on her well-deserved and historic confirmation! The significance of having an Indigenous woman lead the critical work of protecting our public lands cannot be overstated. We are thrilled for Secretary Haaland to lead the Department of Interior and implement a bold agenda based on science, equity, and environmental justice. Secretary Haaland will prioritize access to nature, tribal consultation, and responsible management of our public lands and resources for all people in this country — she will make a truly excellent addition to the growing Biden administration. ”