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By Sarah Oven | Cronkite News
WASHINGTON – Republican senators tried to pin down Rep. Deb Haaland at a hearing Tuesday on her nomination to be the next Interior secretary, pushing her on fossil fuels and the job losses they said would come from President Joe Biden’s proposed energy policies.
But Democrats at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing focused mostly on the historic nature of Haaland’s nomination – if approved, she would become the first Native American to head a Cabinet agency.
“I note, as several have already noted, how historic and important it is that you will be the first Native American woman – and woman – poised to serve as secretary of the Interior,” said Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii.