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Amanda Becker


As America’s First Working First Lady, Jill Biden Redefines the Role

The longtime educator is leaning on her experience to inform the administration’s thinking.


Deb Haaland Confirmed as First Native American Cabinet Secretary

The enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo will head the Interior Department, which oversees public lands and administers programs related to 550 federally recognized tribes.


Women Will Shape Biden’s Energy and Climate Agenda

Rep. Deb Haaland would be the first Native American to head the Interior Department and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm was nominated to run the Energy Department.


Biden Under Pressure to Appoint First Native American to Head Interior Department

Many tribal leaders, environmental groups and progressive activists are urging the president-elect to nominate New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as secretary of the department.