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June 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis unveiled a comprehensive congressional climate action framework, highlighting Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s work to address climate change.

June 24, 2020 In The News

Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday welcomed news that an Interior Department watchdog has begun an official probe into law enforcement’s violent attack on peaceful demonstrators in Lafayette Square outside the White House earlier this month.

June 19, 2020 In The News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Mark and Anthony Gonzales got married in 2013, the very first day Bernalillo County started issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples. 

Mark passed away seven months after the wedding, and Anthony has not been able to collect social security because they were not married long enough despite being together for 15 years.

The Social Security Administration requires people to be married for nine months to qualify for a spouse's benefits. 

June 18, 2020 In The News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the state’s congressional delegation and immigration advocates praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reject President Donald Trump’s efforts to end legal protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients.

The governor called Thursday’s ruling — which came on a 5-4 vote — “long overdue.”

June 4, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – This week, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) is ringing the alarm about human rights violations in Brazil. Haaland led a letter signed by 18 of her fellow progressive members of the U.S. House to Brazil’s Congressional President Rodrigo Maia in an effort to protect sacred lands from corporate land grabs. The letter comes at a moment in time when the Brazilian Congress considers PL 2633/2020, known as the “Land Grabbers Law” which would legalize the theft of millions of hectares of public and indigenous land that continues to be illegally invaded and deforested. 

June 4, 2020 In The News

Congresswoman Haaland joins Congresswoman Sharice Davids, and Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council in endorsing Morigeau

May 27, 2020 In The News

During a New York Times’ “Women in the Public Spotlight” discussion, U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland said Congress needs more women.

The New York Times invited the Albuquerque Democrat to participate in an online event called “Women in the Public Spotlight” on Tuesday as part of the Times’ recognition of 2020 as the centennial of when women’s suffrage went into effect. Congress passed the 19th Amendment, which gave white women the right to vote, in 1919.

May 21, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – After the Trump Administration announced it would reopen National Parks without a coherent plan to stop the spread of coronavirus, Congresswoman Deb Haaland, Chair of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands called for a data-driven plan before Parks reopen.