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October 30, 2020 In The News

“This is an abdication of our charge and responsibility.”

October 23, 2020 In The News

The day-to-day minutiae of working in Congress has always been a bit of a mystery to the average American. What's the schedule like? The hours? Is there good coffee? Back in June, ELLE.com asked Rep. Pramila Jayapal about the most unexpected thing she learned when she first came to work in D.C. in 2017, and her answer was also a bit surprising.

October 22, 2020 In The News

While most members of Congress are millionaires, Deb Haaland is still paying off her two student loans — $323 every month.

But as the New Mexico Democrat prepares to turn 60 in December, she has bounced back nicely from her early life hardships.

October 15, 2020 In The News

U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján and Deb Haaland, both Democrats, have introduced legislation to protect Cerro de la Olla, also called Pot Mountain, as a wilderness area in Taos County. 

October 14, 2020 In The News

The National Museum of the American Indian will open the new National Native American Veterans Memorial Wednesday, November 11. The moment will be marked with a short virtual message to honor the service and sacrifice of Native veterans and their families.

October 4, 2020 In The News

The recently released 2020 Democratic Party platform contains a lot of policies that will excite scientists and environmentalists, including an aggressive agenda to fight climate change, the return of science-based decision making to the EPA, and environmental justice

October 2, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission offer to give tribes complimentary licensing of broadband falls short of the incentive needed to provide equal access for Native and other rural constituencies, sponsors of the “Broadband for All Resolution of 2020” said in introducing the legislation to Congress on September 23.

 

September 28, 2020 In The News

The Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs are amending a resource management plan for oil and gas leasing on federal land in northwest New Mexico, even as Native American tribes, archaeologists and lawmakers ask for more time and tribal input.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham weighed in on the draft plan last week.

September 22, 2020 In The News

slew of Indian Country bills are finally over their last hurdle on Capitol Hill, giving Republicans, Democrats and maybe even Donald Trump a chance to declare victory ahead of the presidential election.

 

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