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September 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), a Vice Chair of the House Democratic Women’s Caucus, is calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to take up the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. With alarming numbers of discrimination and unjust treatment towards pregnant women in the workforce, Congresswoman Deb Haaland voted to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act yesterday. The bill aims to hold the private sector employers to the same standards already practiced within public sector jobs.

September 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) voted for a resolution that calls on federal officials to quickly investigate and document all credible reports of hate crimes, incidents and threats against the Asian-American community and prosecute perpetrators.

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 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) led by Co-Chairs Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) issued the following statement calling for an investigation following reports of forced hysterectomies at an ICE Facility.

September 9, 2020 Press Release

 Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, Thursday, September 10, 2020, U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.), U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and a coalition of citizen activists will outline a clean, just economic renewal plan during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol.

September 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.) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded over $8.3 million in grants to 18 New Mexico airports for infrastructure improvements and redevelopment.

September 5, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – This week, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) hosted a virtual roundtable with local healthcare workers and leaders to discuss solutions that will address the new challenges facing healthcare workers in New Mexico as a result of the pandemic. During the roundtable, Haaland discussed the need to continue to fight for bold legislative changes that will support frontline workers and their families, and the work her office has done to ensure personal protective equipment is available.

September 1, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Monday, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) met with NM Dream Team and the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC) to learn more about their efforts to support immigrant youth and their families and hear about NMILC’s role offering legal services to immigrants in detention.

August 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Deb Haaland (NM-01), Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), and Betty McCollum (MN-04) led 86 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Doctor Robert Redfield condemning, urging the immediate halt of, and demanding an explanation for the recent modifications to COVID-19 testing guidelines that suggest not all those exposed to COVID-19 need to be tested.