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September 25, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02), announced the Progressive Caucus’s endorsement of H.Res. 1102, Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s THRIVE (Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy) Act.

September 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, September 22 — In a bicameral letter sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) led two dozen members of Congress in calling on the State Department to pursue a “full, independent review” of the Organization of American States (OAS) regarding its actions last November that contributed to a major deterioration of human rights and democracy in Bolivia.

September 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday afternoon, a bill introduced by Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM) to break cycles of poverty in Indian Country passed by a voice vote on the House Floor. The bill received bipartisan support from Congressional Native American Caucus Co-Chair Tom Cole (R-OK), Representatives Norma Torres (D-CA), and Don Young (R-AK). The Senate companion to Haaland’s Native American Business Incubators Program Act led by U.S.

September 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Monday evening, a bill led by Congresswoman Deb Haaland (N.M.-01) to address the missing and murdered indigenous women crisis passed by a voice vote on the House Floor and will be moving to the President’s desk. If signed into law, the Not Invisible Act of 2019 will be the first bill in history to be introduced and passed by four members of federally recognized tribes: Deb Haaland (Pueblo of Laguna), Tom Cole (Chickasaw Nation), Sharice Davids (Ho-Chunk Nation), and Markwayne Mullin (Cherokee Nation).

September 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 209, the PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act. This legislation, sponsored in the House by Congressman Don Young (R-AK), Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM), and Congressman Ton Cole (R-OK), enhances the ability of tribes to enter into, and carry out, compacting agreements.  It also aligns the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) compacting approval process with the one currently used by the Indian Health Service (IHS) to improve consistency for tribes.

September 21, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, NM - On Monday, September 21st U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland joined forced with the Native American Community Academy, El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos, New Mexico Dream Team, the New Mexico Asian Family Center, NAACP, as well as other local grassroot organizations and hosted a virtual press conference along with a phone-banking effort to make one last push to increase the census 2020 self-response rate in Albuquerque and across New Mexico prior to the current September 30th deadline. 

September 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after the passing for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

September 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), a Vice Chair of the House Democratic Women’s Caucus, is calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to take up the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. With alarming numbers of discrimination and unjust treatment towards pregnant women in the workforce, Congresswoman Deb Haaland voted to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act yesterday. The bill aims to hold the private sector employers to the same standards already practiced within public sector jobs.

September 18, 2020 In The News

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The New Mexico Delegation announced Wednesday that seven New Mexico colleges and universities will receive over $4.1 million in grants to expand and improve educational opportunities for Hispanic students.
According to a news release, the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program provides grants to assist universities to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students while also allowing HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.

September 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) voted for a resolution that calls on federal officials to quickly investigate and document all credible reports of hate crimes, incidents and threats against the Asian-American community and prosecute perpetrators.