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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – This weekend, Congresswoman Haaland (NM-01) will be in New Mexico to focus on the workers impacted by the government shutdown and update federal employees and contractors on the shutdown status. Since being sworn into office, Congresswoman Haaland voted eleven times to pay federal employees and contractors. Today, a bill that passed weeks ago moved through the U.S. Senate and U.S. House and was signed by the President.
New Mexico is home to more than six thousand federal workers and many more contractors who were affected by the shutdown.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement on a deal to temporarily end the government shutdown:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) joined 180 Democrats in unveiling the Raise the Wage Act of 2019. The bill would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2024, link future minimum wage increases to average wage growth, and ensure all workers are paid at least the full federal minimum wage by phasing out subminimum wages for tipped workers, youth workers, and workers with disabilities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) announced this week that she will serve New Mexico military families and New Mexico’s First Congressional District on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. The committee oversees defense policy, ongoing military operations, the organization and reform of the Department of Defense and Department of Energy, security, and Department of Defense humanitarian assistance.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – During the district work period this weekend, Congresswoman Deb Haaland will be meeting in Albuquerque with New Mexico workers affected by the government shutdown. On Friday, January 11, the Congresswoman will meet with TSA workers who are working without pay to keep the Albuquerque International Airport safe. On Saturday, she will host a roundtable with federal workers, small business owners, and local economic leaders to discuss how the shutdown is affecting the economy.