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HAALAND, Debra, a Representative from New Mexico; born in Winslow, Navajo County, Ariz., December 2, 1960; an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo; graduated from Highland High School, Albuquerque, N. Mex., 1978; B.A., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.Mex., 1994; attended University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., 2000; J.D., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N. Mex., 2006; business executive; Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 2008; tribal administrator, San Felipe Pueblo, 2013-2015; chair, New Mexico Democratic Party, 2015-2017; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Sixteenth and to the succeeding Congress until her resignation on March 16, 2021 (January 3, 2019-March 16, 2021); Secretary of the Interior in the Cabinet of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., 2021-present.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Armed Services
  • House Committee - Natural Resources
    • National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands - Chair
  • House Committee - Oversight and Reform
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