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July 20, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M.  – On Wednesday, July 22, Congresswoman Haaland (NM-01) will host a telephone town hall to answer constituent questions on reopening schools. 

July 16, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) hosted a roundtable with a group of international students who attend the University of New Mexico (UNM) and UNM faculty to highlight international students’ contributions to the University. The discussion comes after the Department of Homeland Security, the agency that oversees international student visas, issued a temporary rule that would not allow international students to stay in the United States if their university classes moved online.

July 7, 2020 Press Release

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.) announced that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded $550,000 in grant funding to 11 organizations across New Mexico. The grants, part of the $75 million for NEA appropriated through the CARES Act, will be used to support staff salaries, fees for artists or contractual personnel, and facilities costs.

June 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) posted the following statement celebrating beloved New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya after hearing the news of his passing:

June 24, 2020 Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) announced the winners of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. Out of more than 30 submissions, she announced the overall winner, whose art will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year, and the second place winner, whose art will be displayed in the Congresswoman's office in Washington, D.C.

June 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $1,999,587 to New Mexico State University (NMSU) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) for advanced medical training scholarships for low-income students who will serve medically underserved communities.

June 8, 2020 Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) is inviting students to participate in her office’s Congressional App Challenge Info Session on Thursday, June 11. At the info session, students and teachers will be able to speak with the Congresswoman, gather information about the competition, and learn more about how to code at home during social distancing. The challenge is an app building competition open to middle school and high school students who live in New Mexico’s First Congressional District.

June 2, 2020 Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Now that all Congressional Art Competition submissions have been submitted, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) is launching the Congressional Art Competition People’s Choice Awards on Facebook. The community is encouraged to support young artists by voting on their choices from now until 5 p.m. MT on June 5th. The top three artists whose work receives the highest number of Facebook reactions will receive this year’s “People’s Choice Awards.”