Haaland Statement on Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in New Mexico

March 11, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland released the following statement after New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department Health announced three confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state. Later today, Haaland will examine the Trump Administration's readiness and response to coronavirus in a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing

“New Mexico should feel secure that we’re doing everything we can to address this public health emergency.  The House passed a bipartisan funding bill that will help keep families safe and healthy, we are supporting paid sick leave and expanding food assistance for those who are struggling to make ends meet because coronavirus is impacting work schedules and incomes.

“My team and I are in constant contact with local, state, and national health agencies and we’re working to keep our loved ones healthy,” said Congresswoman Deb Haaland.

Today, Haaland and Democratic lawmakers introduced an emergency food security bill amid the growing coronavirus outbreak. Last week, Haaland voted for Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act is a strong $8.3 billion emergency supplemental package that will help prepare for the scale and seriousness of the public health threat posed by the coronavirus. Haaland launched a bilingual Coronavirus Info Center on her website to ensure residents in the district have easy access to prevention measures and the latest official information.