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October 15, 2019 Press Release

FACT SHEET: HEAL for Immigrant Women and Families Act  

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Representatives Pramila Jayapal (Wash.-07) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) - introduced the Health Equity and Access under the Law for Immigrant Women and Families Act (HEAL Act). 

October 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and other leading Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee today promised targeted oversight following the U.S. Forest Service’s proposal to roll back existing protections for millions of acres of roadless national forests in Alaska.

October 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, October 15, 2019, Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) will reintroduce the Health Equity and Access under the Law for Immigrant Women and Families Act (HEAL Act). The bill addresses barriers to healthcare access for immigrants in the United States by removing the five year bar that immigrants must wait before becoming eligible for Medicaid, enabling undocumented folks to purchase health insurance plans from the marketplace made available by the Affordable Care Act, and restoring Medicaid eligibility for COFA migrants.

October 15, 2019 In The News

Bill is Critical to Improving Immigrant Communities’ Access to Health Care

WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Rep. Debra Haaland (NM-01) and other reproductive health champions reintroduced the Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2019, which removes political interference so immigrants are able to fully participate in federal health care programs.

October 8, 2019 Press Release

Lawmakers champion the expansion of RECA to cover New Mexicans and Native Americans affected by exposure to radiation during the Cold War and World War II

October 7, 2019 Press Release

TODAY, Monday, October 7th at 10:30 a.m. in Albuquerque, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will chair an official Indian Affairs Committee oversight field hearing entitled “America’s Nuclear Past: Examining the Effects of Radiation on Indian Country” at the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI).

October 7, 2019 In The News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in their systems, decades after mining for Cold War weaponry ended on their reservation, a U.S. health official Monday.

October 7, 2019 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) will hold a town hall in To’hajiilee. At the event, Haaland will deliver an update on her work in Congress, answer constituents’ questions, and highlight the work she’s doing for Indian Country. Representatives from Haaland’s team will be on-site to assist residents experiencing difficulties with federal agencies, including with their Social Security, Medicare, passports or visas. The event is free and open to the public.

October 5, 2019 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – As a tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month, U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Chuy Garcia (Ill.-04) and the Albuquerque Hispanic Heritage Committee hosted a roundtable with Hispanic leaders today in Albuquerque. At the roundtable, they discussed education, health care, transportation, arts and culture. The members of the roundtable also used the platform to discuss leadership development for Hispanic youth and entrepreneurs.

October 2, 2019 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland and the office of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich are partnering with New Mexico Thrives and The Grants Collective to host a Grants and Beyond Workshop to increase access to federal resources so organizations can continue their work for our community.