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As Congresswoman Haaland prepares to be sworn into her second term at the start of the 117th Congress at noon today, January 3rd, 2020, she released the following report recapping her legislative accomplishments during her freshman term.
Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) secured priorities for New Mexico working families and climate provisions in the appropriations package that passed earlier this week. The year-end funding package passed the House Floor, with crucial investments in healthcare, education, jobs, and environmental protections. Haaland also voted for an urgent COVID-19 relief package that will keep families and communities across the country safe and healthy.
Washington, D.C. – Tonight, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) voted to bring relief to New Mexico families. The COVID-19 relief package passed by the House comes at a time when New Mexicans are reporting increased financial strain due to the pandemic economy and the country approved the first COVID-19 vaccines. The relief package that passed the house includes important funding for vaccination distribution, rent, utility, and landlord assistance, increased unemployment assistance, and another round of stimulus payments.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) announced the winners of the Congressional App Challenge for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. In first place are Mario Sumali and Nicolas Cuneo for their “LifeTime” productivity app. In second place is the “MNU Mobile Menus” app, created by Camilo Vasquez, Taylor Quintana, and Avery Gohr.
WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) applauded nearly $2.4 million in federal funding awarded to the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) to expand the number of licensed mental health providers in public schools.
Albuquerque, N.M. – This week, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) joined a bill that would help keep schools safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Safe Schools Act, introduced by Rep. Chuy Garcia (Ill.-04), to provide $17 billion to school districts to pay for PPE, cleaning supplies, technical training, and additional staff support needed to keep students, educators, and communities healthy.
Albuquerque, N.M. – This week, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) held a mental health roundtable with local experts. During roundtable, Congresswoman Haaland discussed the importance of addressing mental health in the midst of the added challenges the global health crisis has added to families. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the gaps in the healthcare system, mental healthcare being one of the highest among them.
U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján and Deb Haaland, both Democrats, have introduced legislation to protect Cerro de la Olla, also called Pot Mountain, as a wilderness area in Taos County.