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January 3, 2021 Press Release

As Congresswoman Haaland prepares to be sworn into her second term at the start of the 117th Congress at noon today, January 3rd, 2020, she released the following report recapping her legislative accomplishments during her freshman term. 

December 28, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. - Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to override President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):

December 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, slammed President Trump after he vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which provides important funding for military servicemembers and national security. 

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (NM-01) bill to improve Native veterans’ health care benefits moved to the President’s desk. Haaland delivered remarks on the House Floor in support of the Veterans Affairs Tribal Advisory Committee Act, as part of the Veterans Health Care and Benefit Improvements Act of 2020 last week.

December 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – As news broke on shakeup at Fort Hood, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) demanded accountability at Fort Hood during a House Armed Services Committee hearing with the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee today. At the HASC hearing on the findings and recommendations of the Ft.

December 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-1), Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1), Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee introduced the Diversity and Inclusion at the Department of State Act.  

December 8, 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). The 2021 NDAA conference report will go to a vote in the U.S. Senate and if passed will head to the President’s desk for signature.

December 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – As news breaks of a shakeup at Fort HoodCongresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) will question members of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee on blatant culture of violence during a House Armed Services Committee hearing tomorrow, December 9, 2020. 

 

December 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Dec. 8, 2020) – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small are requesting answers on COVID-19 response efforts from the U.S. Army after a large outbreak of COVID-19 occurred in the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) at Fort Bliss.

December 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (NM-01) climate resilience priorities were included in the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that was filed on Thursday. The Department of Defense has identified climate change as a threat to military readiness, but a recent report noted that the department’s preliminary assessment of climate change effects at military installations relied on past experience rather than an analysis of future climate change vulnerabilities.