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WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has awarded $376,621 to the First Choice Community Healthcare (FCCH) South Valley Family Health Commons in Albuquerque through the COVID-19 Telehealth Program.
Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement highlighting the financial disparities created by the Supreme Court’s decision to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive-coverage requirement by allowing private employers to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage for their employees. According to a CNBC report with estimates from the Department of Health and Human Services, the SCOTUS ruling could result in up to 126,000 women losing contraceptive coverage, costing $584 each annually.
Washington, D.C. – After a late-night unanimous bipartisan vote Wednesday, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) reported major wins for New Mexico in the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). During the U.S. House Armed Services Committee markup, Haaland secured provisions that support jobs in New Mexico, fight for equality in the military, protect the health of military service members and their families, and address the greatest national security threat the country faces today: Climate change.
Washington, D.C. – As New Mexicans face another month of rent during the pandemic, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) last night voted to pass the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act, a bill that directly addresses the needs of renters and homeowners who have been severely impacted by the pandemic. The bill passed the house with bipartisan support tonight.
When Democratic Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico was elected to Congress in 2018, she became one of the first two Native American congresswomen, and she emphasized climate, universal healthcare, and immigration rights. Today, she is speaking about what she and others have called an unacceptable federal response to the coronavirus in Indian Country.
Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law restricting abortion access in June Medical Services v. Russo decision:
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $15,455,067 to the state of New Mexico and the City of Albuquerque to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in communities with at-risk individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homelessness assistance.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $1,999,587 to New Mexico State University (NMSU) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) for advanced medical training scholarships for low-income students who will serve medically underserved communities.
Albuquerque, N.M. – U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland (NM-01), Co Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus and Ruben Gallego (Ariz.-07), Chairman of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the U.S. tweeted the following statements after a U.S. District Judge ruled that the U.S. Treasury Department must release more than $600 million in CARES Act emergency funding intended for Tribal governments.