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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.=

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.=

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. 

March 23, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Deb Haaland and Chair of the HASC Readiness Subcommittee John Garamendi (CA-03) with troops stationed in Kuwait.

March 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, slammed President Trump after updated reports announced that the impact of his fake emergency on New Mexico military installations increased to $187.5 million. 

“President Trump is putting military families in my district at risk for a political ploy, and it’s unacceptable. Military families in our state deserve better than to be added to the list of people President Trump has taken hostage for his senseless border wall,” said Congresswoman Deb Haaland.

March 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness hearing today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) looked into climate change impacts on military housing and readiness. The Congresswoman specifically focused on training and military installations. She asked the expert witnesses how climate change is impacting training initiatives. One expert noted an increase in “black flag” days, which limit physical training exercises due to extreme heat, and an increase in lost aviation training days due to smoke from wildfires. 

 

March 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the Department of Defense announced it will implement the order banning transgender service members from serving in the military effective April 12th:

 

March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tomorrow, March 13, 2019, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), a member of the House Subcommittee on Readiness will participate on a subcommittee hearing on ensuring resiliency of military installations and operations in response to climate change.

The subcommittee hearing will be live-streamed here.  

 

Who:

Congresswoman Deb Haaland;

February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), a member of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, met with transgender troops who will be testifying on the administration’s order to bar transgender people from serving in the military and the Supreme Court’s action to uphold the administration’s policy at a subcommittee hearing.