5 things you need to know Tuesday


Biden’s choice for Interior secretary faces confirmation hurdle

Democratic New Mexico congresswoman Deb Haaland, who hopes to become the first Native American Cabinet secretary in US history, faces confirmation hearings Tuesday before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Many Native Americans are hopeful Haaland, 60, can improve the Interior Department’s Bureau of Indian Affairs and help fix inadequate healthcare, poor education and crumbling infrastructure. But she must also weigh the needs of other factions, including energy companies looking to extract mineral rights and conservation groups hoping to preserve the national parks.

Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico on Aug. 20, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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