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December 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. – On Thursday evening, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) voted for and the U.S. House passed a bill that will bring down healthcare costs for more than 500,000 New Mexicans. The Lower Drug Costs Now Act, H.R. 3, gives Medicare the power to negotiate directly with drug companies, and the lower prices negotiated by Medicare will be transparent so that private insurance companies can make the same prices available to their consumers. It also creates a new $2000 out-of-pocket limit on prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries.

December 12, 2019 Press Release

More than 275 Bipartisan House Bills are Stuck in the Senate, Many Critical to Women’s Economic Security

December 3, 2019 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 the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded seven public safety grants to the City of Albuquerque, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, and Bernalillo, Dona Ana and Sierra counties.

December 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, December 4, the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) led by Co-Chairs Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) will hold a member briefing to review actions House Democrats have taken in 2019 to support women and families.

December 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, December 4, the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) led by Co-Chairs Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) will hold a member briefing to review actions House Democrats have taken in 2019 to support women and families.

November 29, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Deb Haaland introduced a resolution to address the Native maternal health crisis. The Native Women’s Maternal Health Resolution seeks to shed light on the maternal health crisis among indigenous women in the United States while addressing critical needs to increase access to comprehensive and culturally competent family planning services and maternal health care services for indigenous women.  

November 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) turned Congress’ attention to chronic underfunding in Indian Country during a subcommittee hearing on the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights’ pivotal Broken Promises Report. The witnesses who testified before the committee included tribal leaders, tribal organizations, advocates, and Administration witnesses.

November 19, 2019 Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Nov. 19, 2019) – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), in collaboration with Bernalillo County, will host a Health Care & Open Enrollment Resource Fair on Friday, November 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. MT at the South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo Road SW, Albuquerque, N.M. 87105.

November 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Committee Chairs and the New Mexico Delegation called on the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General to launch an investigation into the actions of Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) with regard to the treatment of Roxsana Hernandez and ICE’s failure to preserve video evidence that may have been crucial to her family seeking justice. Roxsana, a trans woman from Honduras, died just weeks after arriving in the United States.

 

November 4, 2019 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. –  Throughout November, Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s team will hold Mobile Office Hours throughout the district to assist residents experiencing difficulties with federal agencies, including with their veterans benefits, Social Security, Medicare, passports or visas. Residents are encouraged to drop by during Mobile Office Hours, so the Congresswoman’s team can look into their concerns and determine the best way to help navigate the red tape. Everyone is welcome.