U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper Celebrates Haaland’s Confirmation to Lead Interior Department

Haaland makes history as first Native American Cabinet Secretary

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper today celebrated Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s bipartisan confirmation to lead the Department of the Interior, praising her historic nomination and commitment to protecting public lands.

“Congresswoman Haaland loves public lands, and she’ll make sure that vulnerable communities are heard in Washington,” said Hickenlooper. “We will work together on growing our outdoor recreation economy, tackling climate change, and finding a path to maintaining a BLM headquarters out West.”


During her confirmation hearing, Hickenlooper — a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources — secured Haaland’s support for the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act which would protect 400,000 acres of Colorado public lands. Haaland also committed to maintaining an open dialogue about the future of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) headquarters in Grand Junction. 

Hickenlooper voted to advance Haaland’s confirmation twice, in committee and during a Senate cloture vote last week. He was unable to make it back to Washington in time for today’s final vote because his flight was delayed following record-setting snowfall in Denver.

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United States Senator John Hickenlooper will serve on the Senate Committees of Commerce, Energy & Natural Resources, HELP and Small Business. Learn more online at https://www.hickenlooper.senate.gov

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.