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January 3, 2021 Press Release

As Congresswoman Haaland prepares to be sworn into her second term at the start of the 117th Congress at noon today, January 3rd, 2020, she released the following report recapping her legislative accomplishments during her freshman term. 

December 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) secured priorities for New Mexico working families and climate provisions in the appropriations package that passed earlier this week. The year-end funding package passed the House Floor, with crucial investments in healthcare, education, jobs, and environmental protections. Haaland also voted for an urgent COVID-19 relief package that will keep families and communities across the country safe and healthy.

December 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), hailed the announcement that 18 cable companies, satellite businesses, electrical cooperatives, and wireless providers in New Mexico have won nearly $165 million from the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction.

December 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) applauded the House passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), a bill that authorizes Army Corps of Engineers water projects nationwide. The bill must now pass the Senate before going to the president’s desk to be signed into law.

December 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the vote on the Land Grant-Mercedes Traditional Use Recognition and Consultation Act, Congresswoman Deb Haaland delivered remarks on the House Floor supporting the bill.

December 1, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) is co-sponsoring a bill that will increase funding for SNAP benefits, while giving Tribes the authority to directly provide Child Nutrition Programs. The CARE (Community Access, Resources, and Education) for Families Act amends the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to establish a grant program for local agencies and clinics to improve the health of mothers and infants. The bill was introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and by Representative Alma Adams (NC-12) in the House.

October 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) applauded $1.6 million in grants to three organizations that will support New Mexico military veterans and beginning farmers and ranchers with agricultural training, sustainability education and support to begin successful careers in agriculture.  

October 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) applauded over $20 million in rural broadband grants to four New Mexico telecommunications utilities that will connect over 1400 rural households in Sierra, Lea, Chaves, Eddy, Lincoln, Otero and Cibola counties with high-speed broadband internet.

October 16, 2020 Press Release

Nambé, N.M. – Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) introduced legislation to establish the Cerro de la Olla Wilderness (CDLO) within the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument. Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate by U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) in January.

October 15, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – In the midst of a severe water shortage, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) encourages ranchers and farmers in Bernalillo and Torrance counties to apply for water shortage loans