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December 2, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) is pushing for two bills aimed at reducing disparities in COVID-19 response efforts. The bills specifically aim to address existing institutional, economic, and environmental racism that have plagued our nation and manifest in disproportionate pandemic impacts on communities of color.

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.

December 1, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) is co-sponsoring the COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act. This bill would establish a grant program run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to allow stakeholders to fully mobilize testing and contact tracing efforts. 

November 4, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – As the application window for enrollment opens, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) is reminding New Mexicans to sign up for healthcare. The deadline to enroll is Tuesday, December 15, 2020 for coverage starting January 1, 2021.

November 2, 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 nearly $2.4 million in federal funding awarded to the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) to expand the number of licensed mental health providers in public schools.

October 29, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – This week, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) joined a bill that would help keep schools safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Safe Schools Act, introduced by Rep. Chuy Garcia (Ill.-04), to provide $17 billion to school districts to pay for PPE, cleaning supplies, technical training, and additional staff support needed to keep students, educators, and communities healthy.

October 28, 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.) urged officials in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to distribute adequate supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to New Mexico so the state and its Native communities may properly prepare for the coming winter months.

October 28, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Last week, U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (NM-01) introduced a bipartisan bill with Representatives Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Mike Turner (R-OH), and Bill Posey (R-FL) to protect military servicemembers and their families from PFAS “forever chemicals” contamination, which have been shown to lead to adverse health effects. According to data from the Department of Defense, there are over 700 current and former military installations with known or suspected PFAS contamination.

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 20, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) delivered a health care update at virtual town hall hosted by the American Diabetes Association, an organization dedicated to preventing and curing diabetes, as well as improving the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The town hall was held to discuss health care affordability, challenges people living with diabetes face, and ways Congress can better serve those with chronic conditions like diabetes.