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February 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In a late night vote, U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (NM-01) voted to increase vaccine distribution, provide stimulus checks to families, support schools with critical resources, and ensure small businesses have what they need. The House of Representatives passed President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and the bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. 

January 3, 2021 Press Release

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. 

December 23, 2020 Press Release

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.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

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.

December 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) spoke to the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), which is comprised of 61 hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation, and conservation organizations during their December meeting.

December 9, 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.) applauded the House passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), a bill that authorizes Army Corps of Engineers water projects nationwide. The bill must now pass the Senate before going to the president’s desk to be signed into law.

December 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the vote on the Land Grant-Mercedes Traditional Use Recognition and Consultation Act, Congresswoman Deb Haaland delivered remarks on the House Floor supporting the bill.

November 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Deb Haaland, Vice Chair of the Natural Resources Committee, advocated for protecting our waters during a virtual committee hearing on Ocean Climate Action. 

November 6, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after the Department of Interior failed to meet the statutory deadline to submit its list of projects to fund under the Great American Outdoors Act. Interior’s deadline to submit a list of projects it wants to fund was November 2.

October 28, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Last week, U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (NM-01) introduced a bipartisan bill with Representatives Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Mike Turner (R-OH), and Bill Posey (R-FL) to protect military servicemembers and their families from PFAS “forever chemicals” contamination, which have been shown to lead to adverse health effects. According to data from the Department of Defense, there are over 700 current and former military installations with known or suspected PFAS contamination.