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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 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (CA-35) and Deb Haaland (NM-01), Co-Chair of the Native American Caucus, celebrated this week as their bill, the Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act, was signed into law.

The new law expands economic opportunities for Native Americans by addressing the lack of access to credit and community development that hampers entrepreneurialism in Native American tribes. Specifically, the legislation:

December 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) secured priorities for New Mexico working families and climate provisions in the appropriations package that passed earlier this week. The year-end funding package passed the House Floor, with crucial investments in healthcare, education, jobs, and environmental protections. Haaland also voted for an urgent COVID-19 relief package that will keep families and communities across the country safe and healthy.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) voted to bring relief to New Mexico families. The COVID-19 relief package passed by the House comes at a time when New Mexicans are reporting increased financial strain due to the pandemic economy and the country approved the first COVID-19 vaccines. The relief package that passed the house includes important funding for vaccination distribution, rent, utility, and landlord assistance, increased unemployment assistance, and another round of stimulus payments.

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 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Dec. 14, 2020) – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small are urging Congressional Leadership to recognize the severe need to extend coverage of Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) payments allocated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

December 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) called for equity in COVID-19 vaccination distribution during a press call with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, and leaders of the Congressional Tri-Caucus. The call comes as the Food and Drug Administration moves toward approving vaccines and companies and health care officials prepare for the widespread distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

December 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), hailed the announcement that 18 cable companies, satellite businesses, electrical cooperatives, and wireless providers in New Mexico have won nearly $165 million from the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction.

December 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) will be featured on Washington Post Live with Congresswoman Sharice Davids (Kan.-03) for a live conversation about Race and Representation. 

 

Who:

Congresswomen Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids

What:

Washington Post Live Discussion on Race & Representation 

December 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Dec. 10, 2020) – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small are urging the Trump administration to take immediate action on Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez’s recent request for a major disaster declaration. Tribal communities have been especially hard-hit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a major disaster declaration is necessary for the Navajo Nation to address the ongoing public health and economic effects.