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June 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Representatives Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Tom Cole (OK-04), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Native American Caucus hosted Indian Country 101 briefing for congressional staff. The training aimed at educating staff who work for members of Congress on the trust responsibility, land protections, self-governance, and health care issues in Indian Country.

May 7, 2019 Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Now that all Congressional Art Competition submissions have been submitted, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) is opening up the Congressional Art Competition People’s Choice Awards on Facebook. The community is encouraged to support young artists by voting on their choices for best photo, painting, drawing, and mixed media. Winners of the official competition and people’s choice contest will be announced at a reception on May 12th. 

May 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amidst violent invasions of indigenous communities in Brazil, U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Hank Johnson (GA-04) sent a letter signed by 54 members of Congress calling on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to take action to prevent further human rights violations of indigenous and Afro-Brazilian communities.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls, Congresswoman Deb Haaland, one of the first Native American women to serve in Congress published a national opinion piece as part of the Guardian’s series on the epidemic that’s plaguing Native American communities.

Full text of the op-ed is below:

April 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) is leading an effort with Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (NM-03) calling for a federal investigation into armed militia groups along the southwest border. The Representatives wrote a letter to Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Christopher Way, urging the bureau to look into the group’s operations and whether there has been coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

April 10, 2019 Press Release

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.

April 10, 2019 In The News

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.”

April 9, 2019 In The News

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. 

April 9, 2019 In The News

Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) marked her first 100 days in office with a House Floor speech highlighting significant legislative accomplishments.

March 25, 2019 Press Release

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.