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June 14, 2019 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – On Saturday, June 15, 2019 Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) will host a roundtable aimed at tackling New Mexico’s Healthcare challenges in the district. At the roundtable, healthcare professionals, organizations, local leaders and community members will discuss solutions increasing access to healthcare, protecting the Affordable Care Act, healthcare professional recruitment, the opioid crisis, and lowering prescription drug prices.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a 21-hour, U.S. House Armed Services Committee markup to address the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) secured provisions that bolster New Mexico jobs, military housing protections, contamination clean up, and military resilience in the face of climate threats.

June 10, 2019 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Throughout June, Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s team will hold Mobile Office Hours across 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.

May 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded three grants totaling $600,000 to rural communities across New Mexico and Indian Country in order to help combat the opioid epidemic.

May 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04), Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) introduced, H.R. 2751, the Mamas First Act, which would expand access to doulas and midwives for millions of women who use Medicaid for their health care needs.

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Congresswoman Haaland (NM-01) voted to pass H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, a bill that addresses two major concerns New Mexicans face every day – lowering prescription drug prices and defending vital protections for people with pre-existing conditions. 

 

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Mike Gallagher (WI-08) introduced a bipartisan bill to support Native American and Alaska Indian veterans. The VA Tribal Advisory Committee Act of 2019 would improve VA outreach, health care, and benefits for Native American veterans through the establishment of a VA Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs.

Native American and Alaska Native service members face unique challenges when accessing VA services and experience homelessness and health disparities at higher rates than other veterans.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01)’s weekend in the district will focus on issues impacting child well-being and infrastructure needs in Southwest Albuquerque. 

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus Deb Haaland (NM-01), Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (NM-03), and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03) introduced legislation that would increase access to nutritious meals for Native American kids by giving Tribes the authority to directly provide Child Nutrition Programs. The Tribal Nutrition Improvement Act of 2019 recognizes that Tribes understand the needs of their communities best, especially when it comes to ensuring children have consistent, healthy, and nutritious meals all year long.  

April 12, 2019 Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland, Vice Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, will co-lead a field hearing and events focused on oil and gas development impacts on air quality, public health, and sacred sites. The committee will hold a roundtable, travel to a site to view methane emissions, tour Chaco Culture National Historical Park, and conclude the trip with a Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources field hearing.