Luján Meets with Interior Secretary-designee, Congresswoman Deb Haaland

Nambé, N.M. – U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after meeting with Interior Secretary-designee, Congresswoman Deb Haaland: 

“I was honored to speak with Secretary-designee Deb Haaland this afternoon to discuss our shared priorities and how we can deliver results for New Mexicans. Together, we discussed protecting New Mexico’s sacred sites, bridging the digital divide across rural and Tribal communities, and overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Congresswoman Haaland’s historic nomination underscores the importance of having a strong partner in the Department of Interior to protect our environment, preserve our public lands, and support Tribal Nations. I am confident that Congresswoman Haaland will act quickly to undo the damage done by the Trump administration in this key Department. 

“Congresswoman Haaland is a fierce leader, and I look forward to watching her make history as the first Native American cabinet secretary, and working with her on our shared priorities as New Mexico’s U.S. Senator.” 



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