Veterans

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

July 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – While the country remains in the midst of the pandemic, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) is fighting even harder to fund programs that help New Mexicans during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations Minibus that passed the House Floor today, Haaland delivered increased funding for SNAP benefits, rural broadband to help close the homework gap, veterans telehealth services, and support to Indian Health Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs Housing p

June 15, 2020 In The News

Master Sgt. Joseph Wynne Velasquez served his country in the U. S. Army for more than 20 years. He deployed once to Macedonia, twice to Iraq, and then to Afghanistan. He has six children, a grandson, and a wife of 19 years.

May 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D- Calif.), Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, and Rep.

March 18, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. -- Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, called for a 2020 Census deadline extension after the Census Bureau announced it would suspend field operations until April 1, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – As households across the United States are one week away from receiving their invitations to participate in the Census, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) stood with U.S. House leaders to encourage communities of color to participate in the 2020 Census.

March 2, 2020 Press Release
Albuquerque, N.M. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (NM-01) team host mobile office hours at the New Mexico VA Outreach and Benefit Event in Estancia on Thursday, March 5. Haaland’s team will assist residents experiencing difficulties with federal agencies, including with their veterans’ benefits, Social Security, Medicare, passports or visas.
 
The VA Outreach and Benefit event is hosted by the New Mexico VA Health Care System and Albuquerque VA Regional Office to assist veterans and their families with their VA health care, compensation, and benefits. 
February 19, 2020 Press Release

Tijeras, N.M. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland's staff will hold Mobile Office Hours in Tijeras on Thursday, February 27th. At the event Haaland’s team will be able to assist residents experiencing difficulties with federal agencies, including with their veterans’ benefits, Social Security, Medicare, passports or visas. Everyone is welcome.

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Congresswoman Deb Haaland's Team

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February 13, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. - Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) will be in Albuquerque to deliver valentines cards to veterans and service members as part of her annual Valentines for Vets event.  She will be joined by the VA Medical Center’s Director Andrew Welch to pass out valentines created by Kirtland and Wherry Elementary School students to patients at the Albuquerque Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Who: Congresswoman Deb Haaland, VA Medical Center Director Andrew Welch

What: Valentines for Vets

February 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced their intention 

February 11, 2020 Press Release

After N.M. Approves New Funding for Census, Haaland Will Question Census Director on Outreach to Hard-to-Reach Communities  

Washington, D.C. – Just two days after New Mexico approved $8 million in additional funding for the 2020 Census, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) will examine the Census Bureau’s preparations for the 2020 Census, focusing on efforts to reach hard-to-count communities on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

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