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February 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In a late night vote, U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (NM-01) voted to increase vaccine distribution, provide stimulus checks to families, support schools with critical resources, and ensure small businesses have what they need. The House of Representatives passed President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and the bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. 

February 17, 2021 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (NM-01) is encouraging New Mexicans to get covered during the special enrollment period. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and under the direction of President Joe Biden, the healthcare Marketplace is reopening for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for those who missed last year’s enrollment deadline.

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 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), voted to pass a the CASH Act which would increase direct COVID economic impact payments to $2,000 for families across New Mexico and the country.

December 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after President Trump negotiated lower stimulus payments, refused to push the Senate GOP for quick relief for families, and then announced he would support $2000 stimulus payments. 

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 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) voted to bring relief to New Mexico families. The COVID-19 relief package passed by the House comes at a time when New Mexicans are reporting increased financial strain due to the pandemic economy and the country approved the first COVID-19 vaccines. The relief package that passed the house includes important funding for vaccination distribution, rent, utility, and landlord assistance, increased unemployment assistance, and another round of stimulus payments.

December 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) called for equity in COVID-19 vaccination distribution during a press call with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, and leaders of the Congressional Tri-Caucus. The call comes as the Food and Drug Administration moves toward approving vaccines and companies and health care officials prepare for the widespread distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

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 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) announced the winners of the Congressional App Challenge for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. In first place are Mario Sumali and Nicolas Cuneo for their “LifeTime” productivity app. In second place is the “MNU Mobile Menus” app, created by Camilo Vasquez, Taylor Quintana, and Avery Gohr.