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December 12, 2019 Press Release

More than 275 Bipartisan House Bills are Stuck in the Senate, Many Critical to Women’s Economic Security

December 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Ben Ray Luján, the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, along with U.S. Senators Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small, praised the passage of the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act, a bipartisan bill to safeguard and revitalize Native American languages.

December 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (D-WA), Scott Tipton (R-CO), Deb Haaland (D-NM), Tom Cole (R-OK), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Don Young (R-AK), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), and Gwen Moore (D-WI) introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) through 2024. NAHASDA provides federal funding and assistance to tribes to ensure that their members can access safe, affordable housing.

December 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (NM-01) Justice for Native Women Survivors of Sexual Violence Act (H.R. 3977) cleared the committee mark up and is one step closer to bolster efforts to address the missing and murdered indigenous women’s crisis. American Indians and Alaskan Natives experience physical and sexual violence at disproportionate rates compared to any other group of people in the United States.

November 29, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Deb Haaland introduced a resolution to address the Native maternal health crisis. The Native Women’s Maternal Health Resolution seeks to shed light on the maternal health crisis among indigenous women in the United States while addressing critical needs to increase access to comprehensive and culturally competent family planning services and maternal health care services for indigenous women.  

November 23, 2019 Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) demanded more from the Trump Administration’s Department of Justice after they released a plan on missing and murdered indigenous women and people:

“Though the Department of Justice’s plan on missing and murdered indigenous people is welcome, it falls short from what Indian Country needs to address this crisis and combat generations of violence against Native women and people.

November 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) introduced a resolution recognizing the achievements of James “Jim” Thorpe and requesting that the International Olympic Committee correct his 1912 Olympic records. The resolution is supported by 20 original cosponsors in the U.S. House, and comes as part of Haaland’s work to recognize the contributions of Native Americans to the United States during Native American Heritage Month. 


November 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) turned Congress’ attention to chronic underfunding in Indian Country during a subcommittee hearing on the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights’ pivotal Broken Promises Report. The witnesses who testified before the committee included tribal leaders, tribal organizations, advocates, and Administration witnesses.

November 19, 2019 Press Release

Bill would support wildlife management efforts by Indian Tribes


November 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman Don Young (R-AK), Vice Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, along with Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM) and Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) introduced the Indian Buffalo Management Act of 2019. The American buffalo, a North American species of bison, once roamed freely across the United States, and served an important role for Native communities throughout North America.