More on Tribes
Washington, D.C. – Monday afternoon, a bill introduced by Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM) to break cycles of poverty in Indian Country passed by a voice vote on the House Floor. The bill received bipartisan support from Congressional Native American Caucus Co-Chair Tom Cole (R-OK), Representatives Norma Torres (D-CA), and Don Young (R-AK). The Senate companion to Haaland’s Native American Business Incubators Program Act led by U.S.
Washington, D.C. – Monday evening, a bill led by Congresswoman Deb Haaland (N.M.-01) to address the missing and murdered indigenous women crisis passed by a voice vote on the House Floor and will be moving to the President’s desk. If signed into law, the Not Invisible Act of 2019 will be the first bill in history to be introduced and passed by four members of federally recognized tribes: Deb Haaland (Pueblo of Laguna), Tom Cole (Chickasaw Nation), Sharice Davids (Ho-Chunk Nation), and Markwayne Mullin (Cherokee Nation).
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 209, the PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act. This legislation, sponsored in the House by Congressman Don Young (R-AK), Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM), and Congressman Ton Cole (R-OK), enhances the ability of tribes to enter into, and carry out, compacting agreements. It also aligns the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) compacting approval process with the one currently used by the Indian Health Service (IHS) to improve consistency for tribes.
San Rafael, CA – Today, Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02), Chair of the Natural Resources Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee, Raúl M.
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, September 10, at 9 a.m. MT/ 11 a.m. ET, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich; U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, Xochitl Torres Small; and New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham will hold a press teleconference on the 2020 Census and what’s at stake for New Mexico.
Washington, D.C. - Today, Wednesday, Sept. 9, House Natural Resources Committee Vice Chair Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) will lead a livestreamed roundtable titled William Pendley’s Unfitness to Lead the Bureau of Land Management with Chair Grijalva and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. The event will feature a range of stakeholders discussing the damage Pendley has done as acting head of the agency since taking over more than a year ago.
Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), who serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, delivered a keynote address during the National Transportation in Indian Country Conference. During her address, Congresswoman Haaland discussed the proposals in Congress that seek to boost infrastructure in Indian Country, which is paramount in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Haaland also emphasized the importance of filling out the Census to ensure infrastructure projects are funded at the levels needed to serve Tribal communities.
Albuquerque, N.M. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) will deliver the keynote address during the National Transportation in Indian Country Conference today, Monday, August 31, 2020. The national conference, hosted by the Center for Tribal Transportation, offers sessions on transit, safety, planning and the latest updates to Tribes and Tribal organizations.