As we watch the Biden government take shape and start the process of governance I think it feels good to see solid individuals being put into positions where they can make a positive difference. Merrick Garland as our new Attorney General, Secretary of Defense (Ret. General) Lloyd Austin, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Treasury Secretary Janet Yelin are all individuals with experience in the fields they are now being asked to guide. Our new Secretary of State, Antony Blinken has vast experience in foreign affairs, but the appointment I think that speaks to the diversity and uniqueness of the Biden Cabinet the most is it’s newest member, just confirmed by the Senate yesterday, Deb Haaland. Ms. Haaland has been a Congressional Representative for her home district in New Mexico and prior to that was the chairwoman of the New Mexico Democratic Party. Following her swearing-in, she will be the first Native American to serve as a Cabinet secretary. As Secretary of the Interior she will oversee all of America’s federal land’s and natural resources and of course she will also be in charge of the Bureau of Indian affairs and the National Park Service. An indigenous woman and a 35th generation New Mexican. That’s a True Original American. She will be the head of the department that regulates life changing decisions for those who were here first. I my mind a very wise and appropriate choice.
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