Senate confirms Haaland as first-ever Native American to serve in the Cabinet

Secretary to run $21 billion agency that manages more than 450 million acres of public lands

Nominee for Secretary of Interior, Rep. Deb Haaland, speaks after then-President-elect Joe Biden announced his climate and energy appointments at the Queen theater on Dec. 19, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. Haaland is the first Native American nominated to serve on the presidential cabinet. (Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)