March 10th, 2019 Last Updated on: March 16th, 2019
On March 7th, Congresswoman Deb Haaland from the State of New Mexico presided over a debate on a voting rights and finance bill.
What made the moment so historic is that this is also the first time a Native American has sat in the House Speaker's chair.
“Congresswoman Haaland will preside over the House Floor during debate of the For the People Act, transformative legislation that seeks to end corruption in politics and ensure fair access to the ballot box,” said a statement from Haaland's office.”
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When a young woman of color sees me in the Speaker’s Chair, I want them to think ‘I can do that,’ that’s part of why I’m here. I want to help those who have never been represented before to identify with me and identify with Congress. It's their Congress too – it belongs to all of us. #WomensHistoryMonth #RepresentationMatters
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