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Interior Department Leaders to Feature Prominently at White House Tribal Nations Summit

December. 6, 2023

WASHINGTON — This week, the Department of the Interior will host the 2023 White House Tribal Nations Summit. The Summit provides an opportunity for Biden-Harris administration and Tribal leaders to discuss ways the federal government can invest in and strengthen nation-to-nation relationships as well as ensure that progress in Indian Country endures for years to come.

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NATV Covered The ADA + Disability Awareness Month Remarks at The White House
October 2, 2023

Biden-Harris Administration invests $2 million to build tribal drought resilience through Investing in America agenda

President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act will support NOAA’s efforts to work with tribal nations in the West with drought challenges and opportunities

September 25, 2023

Today, the Department of Commerce and NOAA announced approximately $2 million in funding for projects to support tribal drought resilience as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. This investment will help tribal nations address current and future drought risk on tribal lands across the Western U.S. while informing decision making and strengthening tribal drought resilience in a changing climate. 

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Secretary Haaland Highlights Work to Strengthen Indigenous Communities in Visit to Ottawa

September 8, 2023

OTTAWA, Canada — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Carmen G. Cantor and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland visited Ottawa, Canada, this week to highlight the United States’ ongoing work with Canadian leadership to ensure that Indigenous and First Nations communities have the support and resources they need to prosper.

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Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff welcomed the Las Vegas Aces, the 2022 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Champions, to the White House today. 
August 25, 2023

Deputy Secretary Beaudreau, White House Infrastructure Coordinator Landrieu Highlight President’s Investing in America Agenda in Alaska

Historic investments are supporting salmon restoration, Tribal climate resilience and infrastructure improvements

August 24, 2023 

ANCHORAGE — Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau and Senior Advisor to the President and White House Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu were in Alaska this week to highlight how historic resources from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda are supporting Tribal communities impacted by climate change and advancing co-stewardship and salmon conservation across the Yukon, Kuskokwim and Norton Sound Region.

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Indian Affairs modernizes and streamlines the process for appealing administrative actions 

Revisions to allow faster decision-making and review

August 9, 2023

WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland announced today the publication of updated regulations governing the administrative review process for actions by Indian Affairs officials at the U.S. Department of the Interior. The updates simplify and strengthen regulations that were first established in 1989.

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President’s event celebrating the Houston Astros’ 2022 World Series victory
August 7, 2023

Biden-Harris Administration Announces First Ever Offshore Wind Lease Sale in the Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico sale has potential to power more than 1 million homes 

July 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior announced today it will hold the first-ever offshore wind energy lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico, advancing the Biden-Harris administration’s work to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030 and reach a carbon-free electricity sector by 2035. The areas to be auctioned on August 29, 2023, by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management have the potential to generate approximately 3.7 GW and power almost 1.3 million homes with clean, renewable energy.

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Michael Brain Named Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science

July 19, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced that Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation Michael Brain has been named Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science. Michael succeeds Tanya Trujillo who was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Water and Science on June 25, 2021, and announced her resignation, effective July 17, 2023.

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Biden-Harris Administration Investing $120 Million to Support Tribes Dealing with the Impacts of the Climate Crisis

Tribal Climate Resilience Program announces largest annual funding opportunity to date as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda

July 19, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced the availability of $120 million in funding through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help Tribal communities plan for the most severe climate-related environmental threats to their homelands. Tribal communities can use this funding to proactively plan to adapt to these threats and safely relocate critical community infrastructure. This is one of the largest amounts of annual funding made available to Tribes and Tribal organizations in the historyof the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Tribal Climate Annual Awards Program.

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $660 Million for States to Plug Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells through President’s Investing in America Agenda 

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding will address legacy pollution, spur economic growth nationwide 

July 10, 2023

OLATHE, Kan. – Following a community roundtable discussion and site visits with Rep. Sharice Davids today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the availability of nearly $660 million in grant funding to clean up legacy pollution through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. These historic resources to clean up hazardous sites will create good-paying jobs, catalyze economic growth and revitalization, reduce harmful methane leaks – which is one of the major drivers of the climate crisis – and reduce environmental and public health risks to surface water and groundwater resources critical to U.S. communities and ecosystems.

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Interior Department Launches Map to Track Historic Resources Funded by the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Nationwide  

July 6, 2023

WASHINGTON — Today, the Department of the Interior launched a new interactive map to track the over $7.3 billion invested so far from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in over 1,300 projects nationwide. The tool is the first of its kind from a cabinet agency.

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Biden-Harris Administration Approves Third Major Offshore Wind Project in U.S. Waters

Ocean Wind 1 will power more than 380,000 homes, create more than 3,000 good-paying jobs 

July 5, 2023

WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today announced it has approved the plan for construction and operations of the Ocean Wind 1 project offshore New Jersey. Located about 13 nautical miles southeast of Atlantic City, the project will have an estimated capacity of 1,100 megawatts of clean energy – capable of powering over 380,000 homes – and is expected to create more than 3,000 good-paying jobs through development and a three-year construction cycle.

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