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Behind the scenes as Deb Haaland makes US history as one of the first two Native American congresswomen


January 14, 2019

The day before Deb Haaland was sworn in last week as a freshman lawmaker in the most diverse US House of Representatives class in history, she said the weight of being one of the first two Native American women to serve in congress had not yet fully hit her.

Haaland, 58, had just conducted a brief staff meeting and was sitting in her new office on Capitol Hill as staffers got phones working and solved logistical problems like wrestling a printer through a narrow doorway.


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