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TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. MT, U.S. Senator Tom Udall and U.S. Representative Deb Haaland, along with members of the New Mexico legal community and champions for women’s empowerment, will host an event to honor the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The participants will host a discussion to pay tribute to Justice Ginsburg’s trailblazing legacy of advancing women’s rights and fighting for fairness for all.
Albuquerque, N.M. – U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland, Norma J. Torres (D-CA), Tom Cole (R-OK), Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Betty McCollum (D-MN) today introduced a bipartisan Congressional Resolution calling for the official designation of the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in place of Columbus Day as a federal holiday.
Washington, D.C. – In a vote tonight, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) helped pass an updated COVID-19 relief package that includes an estimated $1.77 billion for the state of New Mexico and as much as $335 million in relief for local governments in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. The updated Heroes Act would address the health and economic needs for families across the country.
NM Census response rate currently behind national average
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02), announced the Progressive Caucus’s endorsement of H.Res. 1102, Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s THRIVE (Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy) Act.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) hailed over $6.9 million in Department of Transportation (DoT) grants to streamline new construction and improve safety at the Santa Teresa industrial park and on the Southwest Chief rail line.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Representatives Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Reps. Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) were joined by Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) to introduce legislation to begin the process of creating a monument honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the U.S. Capitol Building. A companion bill was introduced in the Senate by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and 25 co-sponsors.
WASHINGTON, September 22 — In a bicameral letter sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) led two dozen members of Congress in calling on the State Department to pursue a “full, independent review” of the Organization of American States (OAS) regarding its actions last November that contributed to a major deterioration of human rights and democracy in Bolivia.