Haaland, Davids included in 'Jeopardy' clue for historic first as Native American congresswomen

Haaland, Davids included in 'Jeopardy' clue for historic first as Native American congresswomen
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Freshman Reps. Deb HaalandDeb HaalandOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs Haaland calls for attention for slain Indigneous women amid Petito case Haaland calls for 'balance' in federal oil and gas program MORE (D-N.M.) and Sharice DavidsSharice DavidsKatie Hill launches effort to protect Democratic majority in House GOP ramps up pressure on vulnerable Democrats in spending fight Rep. Tim Ryan becomes latest COVID-19 breakthrough case in Congress MORE (D-Kan.) were featured in a “Jeopardy” clue Wednesday night for making history as the first Native American congresswomen.

The game show category was “U.S. representatives” and the clue was “Deb Haaland of the Laguna Pueblo and Sharice Davids of the Ho-Chunk Nation are the first women of this group in Congress.”

Contestant Laura Thomason gave the correct answer: Native American.


“@ShariceDavids and I may have been the first, but we won’t be the last!” Haaland tweeted after the episode aired. “More Native Women are choosing to run for office at every level. Sharice and I both see them and we are here to support them every step of the way! #BeFierce.”

The women made history during the 2018 midterms when they became the first two Native American women elected to Congress.

Haaland wore a traditional Pueblo dress along with silver and turquoise jewelry for the swearing-in ceremony in January 2019 and the pair went viral when they were seen embracing on the House floor.

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