The cost to the American taxpayer and insurance companies from climate-fueled disasters has exploded in recent decades.
Haaland was due to visit in mid-September, particularly to meet leaders in King Cove.
At his confirmation hearing last month, Merrick Garland noted President Biden supports gun control. His job, he said, is to help Biden achieve policy goals to the extent the Constitution allows it.
Sullivan was one of only six Republicans to vote with Democrats to proceed on a bill that would have prevented the government from joining legal challenges to overturn the Affordable Care Act.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she did not know whether she would withhold her vote to protest the timing of the appointment, but she said the quality of the confirmation process would be a factor.
Pebble opponents hope the tweets are trial balloons from the White House.
Newtok had hoped President Obama would declare a major disaster on its behalf before leaving office. A disaster declaration would have unlocked federal relief funding that could be used for relocation.
Even as Donald Trump threatens to roll back some of his signature proposals, including Obamacare and climate change regulations, President Obama gave a hopeful speech in Chicago Tuesday night.
This year, for the first time, the federal government made tens of millions of dollars available to relocate a small Native village threatened by climate change. But that village is in Louisiana, not Alaska.
President Obama went out of his way to highlight Alaska villages threatened by rapid erosion during his visit to the state last year. But as Obama prepares to leave office, most of those villages find themselves no closer to a solution.