As the daughter of two military veterans, a mother who served in the Navy and a father who was a 30-year combat veteran, I know the struggles military families face and I'm working to ensure the VA has the resources to address the challenges veterans in New Mexico face. 

Through my work on the House Armed Services Committee, I've advocated to ensuring military service members and their families have the services they need, and that our military have opportunities when they return home. 

I'm committed to working for our veterans so they receive the benefits and the care they have earned. If you or a veteran you know is experiencing difficulties with their veteran's benefits, please contact my office to see how we can help.

Click here for a full list of bills and legislation that I support. 


More on Veterans

October 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) pushed for climate innovation and resilience at U.S. military installations during a House Armed Services Committee hearing.

“Whether we like it or not, climate change is an ongoing threat to our military service members at home and overseas. As we move forward, it will be imperative that the Department of Defense plan for these changes and shift to renewable energy,” said Congresswoman Deb Haaland. 

October 9, 2019 Press Release


Albuquerque, N.M. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) welcomed House Armed Services Committee Chair Adam Smith (Wash.-09) and a delegation of Congressional members to Kirtland Air Force Base. The chair and delegation tour comes at an important time given that the conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act is currently debating what provisions will be in the final bill that will go to the president for signing. 

October 7, 2019 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) will hold a town hall in To’hajiilee. At the event, Haaland will deliver an update on her work in Congress, answer constituents’ questions, and highlight the work she’s doing for Indian Country. Representatives from Haaland’s team will be on-site to assist residents experiencing difficulties with federal agencies, including with their Social Security, Medicare, passports or visas. The event is free and open to the public.

October 2, 2019 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland and the office of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich are partnering with New Mexico Thrives and The Grants Collective to host a Grants and Beyond Workshop to increase access to federal resources so organizations can continue their work for our community.

September 4, 2019 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) received word that $125 million for New Mexico base’s construction projects will be directly impacted by the Trump Administration’s recent theft from Department of Defense to build a wasteful border wall.

August 29, 2019 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – This week, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) toured the Veterans Benefits Administration office in Albuquerque to receive a briefing on their duties and responsibilities. During the briefing, Haaland and officials discussed efforts to improve outreach for veterans in local and rural areas. 

August 26, 2019 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. - On Tuesday, August 27Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s team will host an information night at Eldorado High School for students and recent graduates interested in applying to U.S. military service academies. Staff from Haaland’s office, the New Mexico congressional delegation and military service academies will be available to field questions from prospective applicants and parents.    

August 10, 2019 Press Release

Meadow Lake, N.M. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (N.M.-01) Coffee with Your Congresswoman town hall in Meadow Lake covered questions on health care, rural public safety, immigration, and constituent services. Constituents asked questions about protecting the Affordable Care Act, increasing funding for rural sheriff’s offices, immigration raids that separate children from their parents, and gun violence.

August 9, 2019 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. –  Congresswoman Deb Haaland (N.M.-01) is inviting the community to a Coffee with Your Congresswoman event to discuss the work she’s doing in Congress on Saturday, August 10th. Haaland will give an update and gathering input from constituents. The event is free and open to the public.