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July 14, 2020 In The News

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.

July 13, 2020 Press Release

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:

July 8, 2020 Press Release

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.

July 3, 2020 Press Release

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.”

 

July 2, 2020 Press Release

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.

June 29, 2020 Press Release

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:

June 29, 2020 Press Release

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TODAY: Livestreamed Committee Hearing on Lafayette Square Park Crackdown Will Feature Injured Reporter, Wounded Protester, Bishop Mariann Budde

 

June 29, 2020 Press Release

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.

June 26, 2020 Press Release

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.