Haaland to Meet with Federal Workers Affected by the Government Shutdown in Albuquerque

January 11, 2019
Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – During the district work period this weekend, Congresswoman Deb Haaland will be meeting in Albuquerque with New Mexico workers affected by the government shutdown. On Friday, January 11, the Congresswoman will meet with TSA workers who are working without pay to keep the Albuquerque International Airport safe. On Saturday, she will host a roundtable with federal workers, small business owners, and local economic leaders to discuss how the shutdown is affecting the economy.

Congresswoman Haaland voted to re-open the government and pay workers on her first day in office. This week, she sent a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) demanding specifics on how the Department will address impending benefit reductions for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) caused by the government shutdown. The Congresswoman continues to support legislation and advocate daily for federal employees and contractors whose livelihoods are endangered by the shutdown. New Mexico is home to more than six thousand federal workers and many more contractors who are affected by the shutdown.

Friday, January 11

Who:

Congresswoman Debra Haaland & TSA employees affected by the government shutdown

What:

Site visit and burrito drop

When:

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5:45 p.m. MT

Where:

Albuquerque International Airport

***This event is not open to press, but photos and video will be available upon request***

 

Saturday, January 12

Who:

Congresswoman Deb Haaland and workers affected by the government shutdown

What:

Roundtable Discussion

When:

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10 a.m. MT

Where:

CNM Main Campus Richard Barr Room, 900 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 (Barr Room off Buena Vista and Coal)

 

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