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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after the passing of her colleague Congresswoman Elijah Cummings (Md.-07) was announced:
“Long before I ever came to Congress, Mr. Cummings was a hero to me. I’d watch him standing up for the people and against oppression and realize what a champion we had fighting for all of us, for the country – and Baltimore. I was so fortunate to see his work up close, to learn, to be mentored, to be in the presence of his fearlessness.
Albuquerque, N.M. – Tomorrow, October 17, 2019, Congresswoman Deb Haaland will chair a subcommittee hearing on a bill, she’s proudly cosponsoring to create a National Museum of the American Latino. The National Museum of the American Latino Act, introduced by Rep. Jose Serrano (NY-15), intends to illuminate Latino contributions to the story of the United States while bolstering the collection, study, research, publication, and establishment of exhibitions and programs related to Latino life, art, history, and culture.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after voting to condemn President Trump’s action on Syria:
Every year, on the second Monday of October, the federal government closes so the nation can celebrate Columbus Day, named for Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. And every year, on the second Monday of October, a growing number of Americans use the holiday to honor indigenous people instead.
Some in Congress say it’s time for federal government to do this, too.
When Grand Forks, North Dakota, replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in July, Courtney Davis Souvannasacd brought her son, Benjamin, with her to the City Council chambers to watch the vote.
“It’s not something you typically bring a 12-year-old kid to," Souvannasacd, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, told NBC News. “It’s kind of dry.”
Albuquerque, N.M. – Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) will hold a town hall in To’hajiilee. At the event, Haaland will deliver an update on her work in Congress, answer constituents’ questions, and highlight the work she’s doing for Indian Country. Representatives from Haaland’s team will be on-site to assist residents experiencing difficulties with federal agencies, including with their Social Security, Medicare, passports or visas. The event is free and open to the public.
Albuquerque, N.M. – As a tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month, U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Chuy Garcia (Ill.-04) and the Albuquerque Hispanic Heritage Committee hosted a roundtable with Hispanic leaders today in Albuquerque. At the roundtable, they discussed education, health care, transportation, arts and culture. The members of the roundtable also used the platform to discuss leadership development for Hispanic youth and entrepreneurs.
Albuquerque, N.M. – After a tour and briefing at RS21, a data company finding new and creative ways to solve the world’s most complex problems, Congresswoman Deb Haaland will spend the district work period focusing on community outreach and jobs in technology.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Congresswoman Deb Haaland
WASHINGTON— Today, Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Ro Khanna (D-CA), and Deb Haaland (D-NM) introduced a resolution expressing profound concern about threats to human rights, the rule of law, democracy, and the environment in Brazil. They were joined by 12 original cosponsors.