Tag: Deb Haaland
“I’ll be fierce for all of us, our planet, and all of our protected land.”
One campaigner called her confirmation “a tremendous win for Indigenous communities, the waters, parks, and lands across our country, and the climate.”
Congressmember Deb Haaland, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Interior Department, could become the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary if she is confirmed.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez called it a “truly a historic and unprecedented day for all Indigenous people.”
Haaland’s nomination was backed by progressives, as well as more than 120 tribal leaders, who sent a letter to Biden last month urging him to select her for the post.
Haaland’s legislation would place that burden entirely on Lyft, Uber, and other multinational corporations employing large numbers of so-called independent contractors in the gig economy.
"I’ll go to Congress to make sure that we are paying attention to the issues that folks care about."
Deb Haaland is running on a platform of Medicare-for-all, marijuana decriminalization, and renewable energy.