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June 2, 2020 In The News

The head of the U.S. Park Police (USPP) on Tuesday said police used pepper balls to move crowds demonstrating near the White House on Monday night, and took issue with reports that tear gas was used.

Acting USPP Chief Gregory Monahan said in a statement that smoke canisters and pepper balls were used to combat “violent” protesters. 

June 2, 2020 In The News

As Native people, we have inherited an audacious vision.

June 2, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON —  On Monday, the first two Native American women to serve in Congress, Congresswomen Sharice Davids (KS-03) and Deb Haaland (NM-01), released the following statement in solidarity with the African American community:

May 30, 2020 In The News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A House bill that was passed earlier this week would give businesses more time to use money from the CARES Act.

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act increases the length of time companies have to use PPP loan funds and reduces the amount that needs to be used on payroll to have the loans forgiven.

May 27, 2020 In The News

The leaders of the House minority caucuses Wednesday slammed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over the breadth of information provided in a report submitted to Congress on the effects of COVID-19 on minority communities.

May 27, 2020 In The News

Members of Congress from New Mexico and Arizona sought answers about a $3 million contract given to a former White House staffer to supply masks to the Navajo Nation. The masks may be substandard, as the Navajo Nation deals with the highest rate of COVID-19 cases in the country.

May 27, 2020 In The News

During a New York Times’ “Women in the Public Spotlight” discussion, U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland said Congress needs more women.

May 26, 2020 In The News

Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, represents Massachusetts in the Senate. Deb Haaland, a Democrat, represents New Mexico’s 1st District in the House.

May 26, 2020 In The News

New Mexico voters have a chance this year to send a historic all-female U.S. House delegation to Congress, no matter which party wins races.

And the state’s three congresswomen may all be women of color – another national milestone.

May 26, 2020 In The News

The fighters of the suffrage movement frequently flouted laws and norms about how women were expected to behave in public in order to achieve the passage of the 19th Amendment.

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