U.S. Senate Confirms Tara Mac Lean Sweeney as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. | Today, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) announced the unanimous confirmation of Tara Mac Lean Sweeney as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior. The National Congress of American Indians applauds the swift confirmation of Ms. Sweeney following the SCIA vote to move the nomination to the full U.S. Senate earlier this month. The Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is a key office in the fiduciary responsibility of the federal government to American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. Congratulations to Ms. Sweeney on her confirmation, and we look forward to working together with the Assistant Secretary as she transitions into office.