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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), the co-chairwoman of the House Native American Caucus, said Monday she is "glad" Washington, D.C.'s NFL team is changing its name, but said the change "should have been made a long time ago."
“It shouldn’t take a huge social movement or pressure from corporate sponsors to do the right thing, but I’m glad it’s happening," said Haaland in a statement.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, released the following statement after the Washington NFL team announced it would change its racist logo and team name today:
Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement highlighting the financial disparities created by the Supreme Court’s decision to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive-coverage requirement by allowing private employers to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage for their employees. According to a CNBC report with estimates from the Department of Health and Human Services, the SCOTUS ruling could result in up to 126,000 women losing contraceptive coverage, costing $584 each annually.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, released the following statement after the Washington NFL team announced that it will review their name:
“It shouldn’t take a huge social movement for a national football team to change their racist name, but the owner of the Washington NFL team dug his heels in and has only agreed to review the name. Though this is a positive step, we won’t stop until the racist name and mascot have changed.”
Washington, D.C. – After a late-night unanimous bipartisan vote Wednesday, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) reported major wins for New Mexico in the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). During the U.S. House Armed Services Committee markup, Haaland secured provisions that support jobs in New Mexico, fight for equality in the military, protect the health of military service members and their families, and address the greatest national security threat the country faces today: Climate change.
Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law restricting abortion access in June Medical Services v. Russo decision:
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Albuquerque, N.M. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) continued her work to address systemic racism by pushing for concrete action from military officials to address racial disparities in the military during a House Armed Services Committee hearing last week. At the hearing, Haaland pressed Lt. Gen.
Washington, D.C. – As the country begins to address systemic racism in policing, and companies across the country are changing offensive branding, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), one of the first Native American women to serve in Congress, is once again calling on the Washington NFL football team to change their name.