Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) introduced a resolution recognizing the achievements of James “Jim” Thorpe and requesting that the International Olympic Committee correct his 1912 Olympic records.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) marked Latina Equal Pay Day by calling on Senate GOP leadership to put the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2019 to a vote. According to recent reports, Latinas only make 53 cents for every dollar that white, non-Hispanic men make.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) turned Congress’ attention to chronic underfunding in Indian Country during a subcommittee hearing on the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights’ pivotal Broken Promises Report. The witnesses who testified before the committee included tribal leaders, tribal organizations, advocates, and Administration witnesses.
Bill would support wildlife management efforts by Indian Tribes
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Nov. 19, 2019) – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), in collaboration with Bernalillo County, will host a Health Care & Open Enrollment Resource Fair on Friday, November 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman Don Young (R-AK), Vice Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, along with Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM) and Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) introduced the Indian Buffalo Management Act of 2019.
Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States will hold an oversight hearing titled “Reviewing the Broken Promises Report: Examining the Chronic Federal Funding Shortfalls in Indian Country.” The hearing comes after Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) requested an oversight hearing to review the U.S.
Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after it was announced that the Acoma Shield will be returned to Acoma Pueblo:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Isleta Pueblo Chief Judge Verna Teller made history when she became the first Native American to deliver the opening prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives. Teller, a guest of Congresswoman Deb Haaland, delivered the invocation as Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) celebrates her first Native American History Month as a Member of Congress.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of the U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s visit to New Mexico, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) is calling on him to hold meetings with immigrant advocacy organizations in Albuquerque. The letter comes as reports surface of violations of due process for those seeking asylum in the United States under a new Trump Administration policy.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Walls of stacked stone jut up from the canyon floor, some perfectly aligned with the seasonal movements of the sun and moon. Circular ceremonial subterranean rooms called kivas cut into the desert, surrounded by the remnants of what historians say was once a hub of indigenous civilization.
Rep. Deb Haaland grew up a “military brat,” bouncing from base to base as the daughter of a U.S. Marine Corps officer. The New Mexico Democrat’s father, Maj. J.D.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. House passed legislation Wednesday that would prevent the use of federal land for oil and gas development within a 10-mile radius of Chaco Canyon National Historical Park.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small, alongside U.S.
Bill is Critical to Improving Immigrant Communities’ Access to Health Care
Every year, on the second Monday of October, the federal government closes so the nation can celebrate Columbus Day, named for Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. And every year, on the second Monday of October, a growing number of Americans use the holiday to honor indigenous people instead.
Some in Congress say it’s time for federal government to do this, too.
Alaska State Library, Amy Lou Blood Barney Collection.
When Grand Forks, North Dakota, replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in July, Courtney Davis Souvannasacd brought her son, Benjamin, with her to the City Council chambers to watch the vote.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in their systems, decades after mining for Cold War weaponry ended on their reservation, a U.S. health official Monday.