Deb Haaland first Native American woman to preside from Speaker’s chair

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New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland made history Thursday, becoming the first Native American woman to sit in the Speaker’s chair during debate. 

Haaland presided over debate on House Resolution 1, the “For The People Act,” which aims to end corruption in politics and ensure fair access to the ballot box. 

Haaland says she hopes when a young woman of color sees her in the Speaker’s chair, they think, “I can do that.” 

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