Guam leaders welcome confirmation of Haaland as Secretary of the Interior

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Congressman Michael San Nicolas (PNC photo)

Guam leaders have welcomed the confirmation of Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior.

The Senate on Monday confirmed Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary, making her the first Native American in U.S. history to serve in a president’s Cabinet.

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Guam Congressman Michael San Nicolas issued the following statement:

“As my fellow Freshman colleague in the 116th Congress and on the Natural Resources Committee we have the privilege of knowing first hand that Congresswoman – now Secretary – Haaland will serve the people and the nation with ability and dignity as our first indigenous United States Secretary of the Interior,” San Nicolas said.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero issued the following statement:

“As the first Native American to lead the Department of Interior and hold a cabinet position, this is a significant moment. Representative Haaland has devoted her life to protecting our natural resources and our nation’s indigenous heritage for future generations. We look forward to working with her to advance policies that would preserve and restore our land, increase outdoor recreational opportunities, and tackle the serious issue of climate change—policies that benefit Guam and our sister territories.”