Confirmation Hearing Scheduled for Interior Secretary Nominee Deb Haaland
February 18, 2021
WASHINGTON - The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has scheduled Rep. Deb Haaland's hearing for her nomination as Interior Secretary for Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 9:30 a.m ET. The hearing will take place in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in the Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, and will be webcast live on the committee's website.
As of Feb. 17, seven of Biden's 23 Cabinet nominated positions requiring Senate approval have been confirmed. Also scheduled for next Tuesday is the hearing for Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Bacerra will testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
Perhaps the most contentious nomination is Rep. Haaland's, a Democratic second-term representative from the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico, who if confirmed by the Senate will be the first Native American to serve in a Cabinet position in the history of the United States.