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Deb Haaland Takes Oath of Office to Become 54th Interior Secretary in Small Ceremony With Family

 

March 18, 2021

Deb Haaland in her office in September 2019.

Madam Secretary Deb Haaland (Pueblo of Laguna) took the oath of office to become the 54th Secretary of the Department of the Interior Tuesday night in a small ceremony with family, according to department spokesperson Tyler Cherry. The oath was administered by Chief of Staff Jennifer Van der Heide.

Today marks her initial day serving as the first Native American to head a federal department.

The former New Mexico Representative resigned from her Congressional seat Tuesday, and delivered an emotional farewell address on the House floor. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Monday evening by a 51-40 vote.

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