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August 7, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – This week, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Congressman Mike Waltz (Fla.-06) sent a bipartisan letter to the Secretary of Defense Mark Esper urging the  Department of Defense(DoD) to close child care gaps for military families.

July 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – While the country remains in the midst of the pandemic, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) is fighting even harder to fund programs that help New Mexicans during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations Minibus that passed the House Floor today, Haaland delivered increased funding for SNAP benefits, rural broadband to help close the homework gap, veterans telehealth services, and support to Indian Health Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs Housing p

July 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $60,000 to the Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge Project and the Taos Valley Acequia Association.

July 8, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) applauded the State’s plan to distribute $67 million in Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to families with children who rely on free or reduced meals at school. More than half of public students in New Mexico are eligible for free or reduced school meals, but with this public health emergency keeping students home, many families struggle with food insecurity.

June 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 Lujan (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $15,455,067 to the state of New Mexico and the City of Albuquerque to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in communities with at-risk individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homelessness assistance.

June 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Women’s Caucus Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-1) released the attached letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging immediate Senate action on the HEROES Act, legislation that impacts women and their families, especially women of color.

June 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) and members of Congress called on the U.S. Ambassador to Israel to condemn all acts of violence in the West Bank. During the COVID-19 pandemic, violence against Palestinians committed by residents of West Bank settlements increased significantly, following increases in settler violence against Palestinians over the last two years.  The members are concerned with all violence in the West Bank and any impediments to peace. 

June 2, 2020 Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Now that all Congressional Art Competition submissions have been submitted, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) is launching the Congressional Art Competition People’s Choice Awards on Facebook. The community is encouraged to support young artists by voting on their choices from now until 5 p.m. MT on June 5th. The top three artists whose work receives the highest number of Facebook reactions will receive this year’s “People’s Choice Awards.”

June 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, 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.), announced that 59 skilled nursing facilities in the State of New Mexico will receive $20,537,500 to help combat the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.