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June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a 21-hour, U.S. House Armed Services Committee markup to address the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) secured provisions that bolster New Mexico jobs, military housing protections, contamination clean up, and military resilience in the face of climate threats.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) will fight for New Mexico jobs and sustainability during the House Armed Services Committee’s National Defense Authorization Act (H.R.

June 10, 2019 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Throughout June, Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s team will hold Mobile Office Hours across the district to assist residents experiencing difficulties with federal agencies, including with their veterans benefits, Social Security, Medicare, passports or visas. Residents are encouraged to drop by during Mobile Office Hours, so the Congresswoman’s team can look into their concerns and determine the best way to help navigate the red tape. Everyone is welcome.

May 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland released the following statement upon hearing about the passing of New Mexico Senator John Pinto. New Mexico Senator Pinto served in World War II as a Navajo Code Talker and was the longest serving state senator in New Mexico.

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Mike Gallagher (WI-08) introduced a bipartisan bill to support Native American and Alaska Indian veterans. The VA Tribal Advisory Committee Act of 2019 would improve VA outreach, health care, and benefits for Native American veterans through the establishment of a VA Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs.

Native American and Alaska Native service members face unique challenges when accessing VA services and experience homelessness and health disparities at higher rates than other veterans.

April 29, 2019 Press Release

Carlisle, Penn. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, traveled to the U.S. Army War College to address the Opening Ceremony of the Jim Thorpe Sports Days and raise awareness of the historical trauma caused by assimilation boarding schools.

April 26, 2019 Press Release
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April 18, 2019 Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland is now accepting applications for nominations to U.S. military service academies for the fall of 2020. This evening, April 18, 2019 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Haaland’s team will be available to answer questions about the nominating process and service academy representatives will be on hand to answer questions about service academy requirements. High school students and recent graduates who are interested in attending a service academy are encouraged to attend.=

Thursday, April 18, 2019

April 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small reintroduced the Bataan Congressional Gold Medal Act, a bill to honor the heroic veterans who defended Bataan and Corregidor, and suffered through the Bataan Death March—which began 77 years ago this day—with the Congressional Gold Medal.

March 26, 2019 In The News

A hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday became a veritable tale of two cities as transgender troops testified about their commitment to military service while Trump administration officials sought to explain why they would seek to deny them from enlisting in the armed forces (while at the same denying their proposed policy was a ban).

Each of the five transgender service members told the House Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee about their military records, which consisted in some cases of years of military service and deployments overseas.