Co-Chairs Applaud the Nomination of SEEC Member Rep. Deb Haaland

December 18, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – SEEC Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Paul Tonko and Doris Matsui made the following statement in response to the announcement that the Biden-Harris Adminstration will nominate SEEC Member Rep. Deb Haaland for the role of Interior Secretary.

“We congratulate our SEEC colleague Congresswoman Deb Haaland on her historic nomination to serve as Secretary of Interior, and we applaud the incoming Biden-Harris Administration for this decision.

“Since joining Congress and our coalition, Congresswoman Haaland has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to protecting public lands, addressing the climate crisis, and ensuring Indigenous communities across the country are represented. We urge our colleagues in the Senate to advance her nominations with broad, bipartisan support, and we look forward to working with our colleague in her new role.

“We would also like to congratulate Michael Regan, Gina McCarthy, Brenda Mallory, Ali Zaidi, and Jennifer Granholm on their nominations to lead the Biden-Harris Administration’s climate efforts. We look forward to working with this group of leaders to advance environmental justice and urgent climate solutions that will protect our planet and our communities.”