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Rep. Deb Haaland Becomes First Native American Woman to Sit in Speaker's Chair


WASHINGTON — Today Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) became the first Native American woman to sit in the Speaker’s chair during debate. Haaland presided over debate on H.R. 1, the For the People Act. The For the People Act is House Democrats’ transformative bill aimed at ending corruption in politics and ensuring fair access to the ballot box.

“When a young woman of color sees me in the Speaker’s Chair, I want them to think ‘I can do that,’ that’s part of why I’m here,” said Congresswoman Deb Haaland. “I want to help those who have not been represented before to identify with me and identify with Congress. It’s their Congress too – it belongs to all of us.”


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