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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.

August 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) led her colleagues in a letter to Michael J. Rigas, Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and Russell T. Vought, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), after receiving reports of federal employees throughout the country being forced to return to work without adequate protections in place or union consultation.

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 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Congresswoman Deb Haaland, Chairwoman of the National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee, and the Committee on Natural Resources will hold an oversight hearing titled, Unanswered Questions About the US Park Police's June 1 Attack on Peaceful Protesters at Lafayette Square.

July 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after President Trump and Sheriff Manny Gonzales announced 35 federal officers will be deployed to Albuquerque:

“With the ongoing pandemic, I am furious that President Trump is choosing to create a crisis and harass members of our community instead of addressing a pandemic that has taken the lives of more than 140,000 Americans and has put New Mexicans economic futures in limbo.

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.

June 29, 2020 Press Release


TODAY: Livestreamed Committee Hearing on Lafayette Square Park Crackdown Will Feature Injured Reporter, Wounded Protester, Bishop Mariann Budde


June 24, 2020 In The News

Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday welcomed news that an Interior Department watchdog has begun an official probe into law enforcement’s violent attack on peaceful demonstrators in Lafayette Square outside the White House earlier this month.