Haaland Takes Historic Oath of Office, Becomes One of the First Native American Women in Congress

January 3, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland took a historic oath of office as one of the first Native American women in Congress. Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna, will represent the First Congressional District of New Mexico in the 116th Congress, which began today, January 3, 2018.

“I can’t wait to bring New Mexico values to Congress. As the representative for the families in the state’s first congressional district, I will be an advocate for renewable energy jobs to protect our land, air and water, a fighter to expand opportunities for our kids, and a champion for equity,” said Congresswoman Deb Haaland.

Prior to being sworn in Congresswoman Deb Haaland was elected as the Freshman Class Representative to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, House Democratic Region VI Whip (Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona) and appointed as Deputy Whip for the Congressional Progressive Caucus.