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September 25, 2020 Press Release

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.

September 25, 2020 Press Release

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.

September 21, 2020 Press Release

DENVER—The Center for Western Priorities and the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club hosted a virtual event to emphasize the importance of a bold proposal to protect 30 percent of America’s lands and water by 2030, known as the 30x30 initiative, and the important role of local conservation efforts in New Mexico for reaching this ambitious goal. The event featured New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, New Mexico Representative Deb Haaland, New Mexico State Representative Georgene Louis, and Camilla Feibelman, Director of the Sierra Club’s Rio Grande Chapter.

September 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON— TODAY, Monday, September 21, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. MT / 3:30 p.m. ET, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.),U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and New Mexico State Representative Georgene Louis (D-Albuquerque) will join will join the Center for Western Priorities and the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club for the New Mexico stop on the “Road to 30” virtual tour of states across the West. The lawmakers will emphasize the importance of protecting 30 percent of America’s lands and waters by 2030, known as the 30x30 initiative.

September 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) continued her work to remove PFAS chemicals from all New Mexican military installations. During a House Armed Services Committee, Haaland pressed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment Maureen Sullivan about the current steps to clean up contamination and the urgency to clean up those sites.

September 16, 2020 Press Release

DENVER—The Center for Western Priorities’ “Road to 30” virtual tour of states across the West emphasizes the importance of a bold proposal to protect 30 percent of America’s lands and water by 2030, known as the 30x30 initiative.

September 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Debra Haaland (D-NM) today introduced a new bill aimed at eliminating pollution that has disproportionately harmed communities of color, indigenous communities, and low-income communities over generations. The Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act would invest $100 billion to clean up legacy pollution and would prohibit granting major source air pollution permits in vulnerable communities already suffering harm from high levels of air pollution.

September 11, 2020 Press Release

San Rafael, CA – Today, Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02), Chair of the Natural Resources Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee, Raúl M.

September 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – 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.) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) has awarded a total of $1,246,218 to the New Mexico Pipeline Safety Bureau, New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and New Mexico State Public Regulation Commission.