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Haaland questioned by Senate committee in confirmation hearing

Haaland questioned by Senate committee in confirmation hearing
In U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland’s opening remarks during her confirmation hearing for Secretary of the Interior, she noted that she has a “unique” story. “Although today I serve as a member of Congress and was the vice chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, if confirmed, I would be the first Native American to serve […]

” He also targeted a tweet from last year which Haaland said during the debate between then-Vice President Mike Pence and Kamala Harris that Republicans don’t believe in science.” Heinrich also said that Haaland “understands that confronting the climate crisis, not denying it, and transforming our economy will not come without costs and tradeoffs.“I did go to stand with the water protectors during that — several years back,” Haaland said.In response to a question from Manchin about “energy independence” for the United States, Haaland said that a transition to clean energy is “not going to happen overnight” and that the country would still rely on fossil fuels in the interim.

Deb Haaland’s opening remarks during her confirmation hearing for Secretary of the Interior, she noted that she has a “unique” story.This is one reason why the confirmation hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee was more contentious than many earlier hearings held for cabinet nominees put forward by President Joe Biden.

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