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Mar 16 2021
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Deb Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe in New Mexico, as President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of the Interior. Haaland is the first Native American Cabinet secretary in history, overseeing the department that manages public and tribal lands. Indigenous communities and environmental activists praised the confirmation. Several RepublicansCNBC Washington Post New York Post (News)
Nov 16 2017
The Trump administration is planning to begin issuing permits for elephant trophy hunting, despite the Obama administration's decision to ban elephant ivory and tusks from being imported into the U.S.Washington Examiner
The House passed a funding bill to reopen the Interior Department, the EPA, and Forest Service on Friday, with the government shutdown set to become the longest in history as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he will not bring the legislation to a vote.Roll Call Washington Examiner Politico
Dec 15 2018
Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted his resignation to the White House Saturday, facing intense pressure from the White House amid multiple probes tied to his real estate dealings in Montana and conduct while in office.Washington Post
Jan 12 2019
The House on Friday passed another spending bill that would reopen parts of the federal government, including the Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency and national parks.Washington Times
Apr 04 2017
President Trump has donated his salary from his first few months in office to the National Park Service, making good on a campaign pledge to forego a presidential paycheck.NPR (Online News)
Mar 16 2021
The Senate on Monday confirmed Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary, making the New Mexico congresswoman the first Native American to lead a Cabinet department.
She was confirmed by a 51-40 vote.
Haaland’s confirmation was hailed by Democrats and tribal groups.
As interior secretary, she will lead a powerful department that routinely deals with the 600 federallyNew York Post (News)
Mar 16 2021
As thousands of Native Americans watched online, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) was confirmed as secretary of the Interior Department by a 51-to-40 vote in the Senate, making her the first American Indian to lead an agency that manages a vast portfolio of federal land and the oil and mineral wealth that lies beneath it.
Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo Nation in New Mexico and whoseWashington Post
Feb 16 2022
Ryan Zinke, who served as interior secretary during the Trump administration, broke federal ethics rules for his continued involvement with a land development project in his hometown in Montana, according to a report released Wednesday by the department's internal watchdog.
Why it matters: Zinke is currently running for Congress in Montana and is considered a leading RepublicanAxios