The Biden administration's nominee for secretary of interior, Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland, from New Mexico, speaks at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, Dec. 19, 2020.

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Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico, President Biden’s nominee for secretary of the interior, is the first Native American to lead the department. She plans to bring a strong conservation, climate action and tribal rights record to the agenda.

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The Biden administration's nominee for secretary of interior, Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland, from New Mexico, speaks at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, Dec. 19, 2020.

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