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August 7, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – This week, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Congressman Mike Waltz (Fla.-06) sent a bipartisan letter to the Secretary of Defense Mark Esper urging the  Department of Defense(DoD) to close child care gaps for military families.

August 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Max Rose (NY-11) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) led a call of more than 30 lawmakers urging the Trump Administration to extend the activations of men and women in the National Guard for the entire duration of the declared disasters and emergencies so they can continue to assist with the nation’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic uninterrupted.

July 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House passed by a voice vote an amendment presented by Representatives Ted Lieu, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Deb Haaland, and Emanuel Cleaver that would directly impact the federal government’s ongoing interference in Portland and other U.S. cities. The amendment to H.R.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) today condemned the Trump Administration’s use of unmarked federal officers in local communities during a House Natural Resources Committee Hearing. The comments come as President Trump announced Albuquerque on a list of cities where he intends to deploy federal officers, despite the illegal actions and use of violence against peaceful protesters in Portland, Oregon this week.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (NM-01) priorities that deliver jobs and funding to New Mexico, fight for equality, and address climate change, passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 (NDAA). 

July 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, introduced the Represent America Abroad Act of 2020 to ensure that the U.S. Foreign Service reflects the rich composition of the American citizenry. The legislation establishes a program to identify, attract and welcome diverse mid-career professionals into the Foreign Service.

July 19, 2020 In The News

Millions of dollars in funding could be on the way for military projects in New Mexico if the U.S. House version of the defense spending bill becomes law.

The National Defense Authorization Act for 2021 sent to the floor for a vote by the House Armed Services Committee also includes funding for the cleanup of toxic chemicals caused by the use of fire suppression foam at military bases around the country.

U.S. Reps. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., and Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., are members of the committee.

July 6, 2020 In The News

After hearing from military women around the country who were struggling with the cost and availability of military maternity uniforms, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM-01) introduced a bill to help alleviate the problem.

Haaland, one of the first American Indian women to serve in Congress, introduced the “Rent the Camo: Access to Maternity Wear Act” as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the House of Representatives in late June with bipartisan support.

July 2, 2020 Press Release

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.