Senate confirms Deb Haaland as interior secretary, first Native American Cabinet secretary

"Thank you to the U.S. Senate for your confirmation vote today. As Secretary of @Interior , I look forward to collaborating with all of you. I am ready to serve. #BeFierce," Haaland tweeted.

Updated: March 16, 2021 - 8:24am

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The Senate on Monday confirmed Deb Haaland to serve as interior secretary, making her the first Native American to serve as a Cabinet secretary.

Haaland was confirmed in a 51-40 vote. She enters the role after having served as a U.S. congresswoman representing New Mexico's 1st Congressional District.

"Thank you to the U.S. Senate for your confirmation vote today. As Secretary of @Interior, I look forward to collaborating with all of you. I am ready to serve. #BeFierce," Haaland tweeted.