Congresswoman Deb Haaland first Native American to preside over House

Congresswoman Deb Haaland first Native American to preside over House

Posted By Corinne Oestreich March 10th, 2019 Blog

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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About Corinne Oestreich

Corinne Oestreich (Mohawk/Lakota) has been a writer with powwows.com since 2014. She lives in the state of CA, and enjoys attending and photographing many of the Northern CA powwows and events. She owns her own photography business and is also a Fellow with Changemaker Initiative in partnership with Ashoka.



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3 thoughts on “Congresswoman Deb Haaland first Native American to preside over House

  1. What a beautiful, AWESOME sight to behold.
    A dream – a vision of the old ones – fulfilled.
    My heart is full! Congresswoman Haaland,
    May you be strengthened daily! Thank you.

  2. Jonell Adams says:

    PEOPLE, we all need to pray for her everyday. She has a BIG responsibility. She needs strength and wisdom.

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