Haaland plans to stick around through November — report

By Samantha Latson | 04/29/2024 01:41 PM EDT

Cabinet turnover is common in the second term of an administration.

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 12, 2023. Roberto E. Rosales/AP

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland plans to stick around at least through the presidential election in November, according to a recent interview.

Although she has no intentions of leaving prior to the election, she is “circumspect about her plans after that, even if Biden is reelected,” The New Yorker wrote in a profile on her time in the Biden administration.

Cabinet turnover is common in the second term of an administration and sometimes near the end of a first term. Cabinet officials who served in Biden’s first term might step down if the president wins reelection this fall.


Haaland, a former member of Congress from New Mexico, has brought a focus on Native American issues to the Interior Department during her time there, including visits to Native communities to discuss opportunities for the federal government to make amends.