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

January 3, 2021 Press Release

As Congresswoman Haaland prepares to be sworn into her second term at the start of the 117th Congress at noon today, January 3rd, 2020, she released the following report recapping her legislative accomplishments during her freshman term. 

December 28, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. - Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to override President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):

December 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, slammed President Trump after he vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which provides important funding for military servicemembers and national security. 

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (NM-01) bill to improve Native veterans’ health care benefits moved to the President’s desk. Haaland delivered remarks on the House Floor in support of the Veterans Affairs Tribal Advisory Committee Act, as part of the Veterans Health Care and Benefit Improvements Act of 2020 last week.

December 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Congresswomen Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Vice Chairs Congresswomen Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) issued the following statement calling on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie to resign following an Office of Inspector General report entitled, “Senior VA Officials’ Response to a Veteran’s Sexual Assault Allegations.”

December 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (NM-01) priorities that deliver jobs and funding to New Mexico, fight for equality, and address climate change, passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 (NDAA). The 2021 NDAA conference report will go to a vote in the U.S. Senate and if passed will head to the President’s desk for signature.

December 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Dec. 8, 2020) – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small are requesting answers on COVID-19 response efforts from the U.S. Army after a large outbreak of COVID-19 occurred in the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) at Fort Bliss.

December 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, a bill Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) co-led to improve health care access for Native American veterans passed the House floor and now moves to the Senate. The Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act, introduced by U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), would provide the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) explicit authority to reimburse coverage for care that Native American veterans already receive at Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs).

November 11, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – As part of her efforts to celebrate our nation’s veterans, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) congratulated local businesses for their commitment to employing veterans. Several businesses in New Mexico’s First Congressional District were recognized by the Department of Labor’s HIRE Vets Medallion Program award.

October 28, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Last week, U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (NM-01) introduced a bipartisan bill with Representatives Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Mike Turner (R-OH), and Bill Posey (R-FL) to protect military servicemembers and their families from PFAS “forever chemicals” contamination, which have been shown to lead to adverse health effects. According to data from the Department of Defense, there are over 700 current and former military installations with known or suspected PFAS contamination.