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April 6, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland, a Vice Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, celebrated the inclusion of several LGBTQ+ measures in the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. The reauthorization will require that state and local departments who manage services for aging Americans be held accountable for undertaking outreach to the LGBTQ+ community who need services. It will also hold them responsible for engaging in both data collection and reporting on the needs of LGBTQ+ older people and whether they are meeting those needs.

March 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Co-Chairs of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Sharice Davids (Kans.-03) led a Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus letter to Ambassador Deborah Birx, Coordinator of the White House’s Coronavirus Response Task Force. The letter, outlines the significant concerns facing the LGBTQ community in the face of the coronavirus crisis and asks Dr. Birx to issue a clear statement that resources are provided to the public in response to the crisis without discrimination. The letter was signed by 87 Members of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus.

March 18, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. -- Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, called for a 2020 Census deadline extension after the Census Bureau announced it would suspend field operations until April 1, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Monday and again today, President Donald Trump in two tweets referred to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as the “Chinese Virus.” He later doubled down on the use of this term during a press conference earlier today.

March 12, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), and Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) led a group of  bipartisan border lawmakers in introducing the Border Health Security Act of 2020, a new bill to strengthen multi-national cooperation to screen for infectious diseases and support vital public health initiatives in border communities that face unique cross-border challenges.
March 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, leaders of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressional Native American Caucus, and Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) are calling on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Congressman Paul Gosar to apologize for calling the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) the “Chinese coronavirus,” or the “Wuhan Virus,” and are urging all Members of Congress to avoid stoking xenophobia that puts people at risk. 

March 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – As households across the United States are one week away from receiving their invitations to participate in the Census, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) stood with U.S. House leaders to encourage communities of color to participate in the 2020 Census.

February 27, 2020 Press Release

 Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after the Department of Defense enacted a portion Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s Military Housing Oversight and Service Member Protection Act. After hearing about unsafe housing conditions from Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) families, Haaland demanded answers during a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness hearing that covered the mismanagement of housing programs for military families. She later introduced a comprehensive bill along-side U.S.

February 25, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – After news of attacks on human rights in Brazil and posturing by the Trump Administration to bolster human rights violations, U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland (NM-1) and Ilhan Omar (Minn.-5) will welcome a delegation of Brazilian Congresswomen to the Hill to discuss human rights and climate justice.
February 19, 2020 Press Release

Tijeras, N.M. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland's staff will hold Mobile Office Hours in Tijeras on Thursday, February 27th. At the event Haaland’s team will be able to assist residents experiencing difficulties with federal agencies, including with their veterans’ benefits, Social Security, Medicare, passports or visas. Everyone is welcome.


Congresswoman Deb Haaland's Team