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For Immediate Release


Anya Silverman-Stoloff, 

Press Release

Indigenous Group Celebrates Haaland’s Historic Passage Through Committee

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources votes to advance Haaland’s nomination.

Moments ago, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources voted to advance the nomination of Rep. Deb Haaland for Secretary of the Interior Department to a full Senate confirmation vote by a vote of 11-9.

In reaction to the vote, Nikki Pitre, executive director of the Center for Native American Youth said:

“Today is historic. We are thrilled that Rep. Deb Haaland has won the support of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and we look forward to the full Senate vote on her historic confirmation as the nation’s first Indigenous woman to serve in a cabinet level position. 

“As Interior Secretary, Haaland would play a monumental role in improving the federal government’s relations with Indian Country. Native youth look forward to joining Secretary Haaland in the fight for clean air, clean water, healthy wildlife, and the protection of sacred lands.

“Native youth look to Representative Haaland as a role model, as a fierce defender of their rights and their communities, and as the living representation of the future of Indigenous communities in this country. We urge the full Senate to promptly confirm Representative Haaland as the Secretary of the Interior. She will be a fierce advocate for all of us, in a way that no one else can.”

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Ukrainian drones bombed two air bases more than 300 miles inside Russia, reportedly killing three soldiers, wounding four others, and damaging multiple warplanes.

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Patient Groups Push Congress to Combat Big Pharma Greed in Spending Bill

"As Congress works toward finalizing an end-of-year budget package, we urge the chambers to include bipartisan legislation to address abuse of the Food and Drug Administration's citizen petition process in order to reduce drug prices and save the government hundreds of millions of dollars."

Brett Wilkins ·

10,000+ Sign Open Letter Demanding Biden Order Paid Sick Leave for Railway Workers

"No one, especially in the world's richest nation, should have to choose between forgoing pay or working through severe illness and family emergencies," says The Lever's letter.

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Right-Wing SCOTUS Majority Signals Support for Anti-LGBTQ+ Reactionaries

"It does not bode well for the future of civil rights law that Gorsuch believes a state imposes 'reeducation training' on employers when it reminds them how to comply with nondiscrimination rules," said one court observer.

Julia Conley ·

Report Reveals Corporate Capture of Global Biodiversity Efforts Ahead of Summit

"Their 'solutions' are carefully crafted in order to not undermine their business models; ultimately they do nothing for the environment," said one Friends of the Earth campaigner.

Jessica Corbett ·

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