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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) marked her first 100 days in office with a House Floor speech highlighting significant legislative accomplishments. The speech was part of the freshman class’ 100 Days For the People special order. Haaland’s remarks as prepared for delivery are below.
Deb Haaland is passing on a Senate run.
She told supporters Wednesday via Twitter: Since Sen. Tom Udall’s “announcement that he would not run for re-election, I have been overwhelmed by the daily encouragement of family, friends, supporters, and New Mexicans across the state to run for the open seat.”
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The fight to prevent oil and gas drilling at historic Chaco Canyon has reached Congress.
Tuesday, members of New Mexico's congressional delegation reintroduced a measure to prevent future leasing or development on federally-owned land within 10 miles of the park.
Supporters say they want to protect the sense of remoteness that comes with making the journey to the park, and fear drilling and development would damage the sacred site itself.
Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) marked her first 100 days in office with a House Floor speech highlighting significant legislative accomplishments.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland praised Senator Tom Udall for his work for New Mexico after he announced he will not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate:
“I’ve had the honor to call Senator Tom Udall a dear friend and colleague. He has served New Mexico with integrity and true compassion, working tirelessly for families to protect our natural resources and move our state forward for three decades. The impact of his work will be felt across the country for generations to come.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) became the first Native American woman to sit in the House Speaker's chair as she presided over a floor debate on a voting rights and campaign finance bill. "You can watch the 1st time a Native American woman has sat in the Speaker's chair," Haaland tweeted. "Congresswoman Haaland will preside over the House Floor during debate of the For the People Act, transformative legislation that seeks to end corruption in politics and ensure fair access to the ballot box," said a statement from Haaland's office.
Washington (CNN) - Before she was in Congress, Rep. Deb Haaland was initially resistant to make her Native American heritage the hallmark of her campaign for a US House seat in New Mexico. Out of a concern people would think she was solely focused on Native American issues, the freshman Democrat told CNN in an interview earlier this month, "We thought we'll just play that part a little cool."
In an original documentary, the Washington Post goes behind the scenes with two newly-elected women as they take their place in the 116th Congress: Deb Haaland, one of the first two native American women to serve in Congress, and Ayanna Pressley, the first African American woman to represent Massachusetts. They carry not only the expectations of their constituents, but the hopes of women who see themselves reflected in government for the first time.