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Senate confirms Deb Haaland as Interior secretary

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The Senate voted 51 to 40 to confirm Congresswoman Deb Haaland of New Mexico to be Interior secretary, making her the first Native American in history to hold a Cabinet secretary post. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has more.

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- The Senate confirmed Deb Haaland President Biden's Interior Secretary Monday. She is the first Native American to hold a cabinet position in US history. Haaland has represented New Mexico's First Congressional District in the US House since 2019. She's now tasked with overseeing the country's natural resources and says she will prioritize the Biden administration's climate change goals in her new role.