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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 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, 60 Members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC), led by Co-Chairs Congresswomen Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Vice Chairs Congresswomen Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris encouraging them to use executive power to advance gender equity and racial justice.

December 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Assistant Speaker-elect Katherine Clark (MA-05)Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), and members of the Democratic Women's Caucus (DWC) published a Women in the House playlist on Spotify to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and honor the tremendous contributions of women across the nation who are working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (NM-01) bill to improve Native veterans’ health care benefits moved to the President’s desk. Haaland delivered remarks on the House Floor in support of the Veterans Affairs Tribal Advisory Committee Act, as part of the Veterans Health Care and Benefit Improvements Act of 2020 last week.

December 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Congresswomen Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Vice Chairs Congresswomen Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) issued the following statement calling on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie to resign following an Office of Inspector General report entitled, “Senior VA Officials’ Response to a Veteran’s Sexual Assault Allegations.”

December 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Dec. 14, 2020) – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small are urging Congressional Leadership to recognize the severe need to extend coverage of Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) payments allocated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

December 13, 2020 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Congresswomen Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Vice Chairs Congresswomen Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) issued the following statement condemning the misogynistic Wall Street Journal Op-Ed targeting Dr. Jill Biden.
 
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.