Press Releases

May 15, 2020 Press Release
New Mexico estimated to receive $669,240,000
Albuquerque, N.M. –  Tonight, Congresswoman Deb Haaland NM-01) announced that the new relief bill passed by the House of Representatives will provide $250 billion in stabilization funds for local communities, cities and towns and $20 billion for Tribes. Of that total amount, New Mexico is estimated to receive $669,240,000.
May 14, 2020 Press Release
First wave of funding is part of the $25 billion national testing fund that the New Mexico delegation supported to help stop the pandemic and enable safe and sustainable reopening of economic and social activities Funding arrives as the State of New Mexico, a national leader in per capita COVID-19 testing, is expanding testing availability for New Mexicans free of charge

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S.

May 13, 2020 Press Release
An undercount in the 2020 Census could set our communities back for the next decade.
Albuquerque, N.M. — Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Democratic leaders of color are warning that the COVID-19 pandemic risks disproportionately undercounting historically underserved communities. In the letter to Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham, the Tri-Caucus Chairs and Rep.
May 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced the U.S.

May 12, 2020 Press Release
Haaland will discuss state, local, tribal government support during coronavirus pandemic

Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, May 12, 2020 at 2 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. MT, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) will discuss state, local, and tribal government support during the coronavirus pandemic on a NowThis special series entitled, The Briefing. The panel discussion will also include St.

May 12, 2020 Press Release
State Land Office dedicated to building New Mexico’s renewable energy future

SANTA FE, NM – Construction has begun on 35,000 acres of state trust land for the La Joya Wind Farm in Torrance County, located about 10 miles west of the Village of Encino. The project includes a mix of private land and state trust land, the latter was awarded to Avangrid Renewables by Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard through an open bid process in September of 2019.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland announced she will be making space on the House Oversight Committee for Rep. Elijah Cummings’ successor, Rep. Kweisi Mfume. Haaland was given a special allowance to serve on a third committee when a vacancy became available on the U.S. House Oversight Committee after U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings passed away.

May 8, 2020 Press Release
Bill aims to ensure Native American communities have equal access to telehealth, education opportunities, economic relief during pandemic
May 8, 2020 Press Release
New Grants from USDA’s ReConnect Program will boost broadband for rural small businesses, families and communities, helping them adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) applauded $23 million in rural broadband grants to communities across New Mexico from the U.S.
May 7, 2020 Press Release
The bipartisan, bicameral legislation would waive FEMA’s cost-sharing requirements for emergency work in response to COVID-19 and increase the federal cost-share to 100 percent for Indian Tribal governments

WASHINGTON (May 7, 2020) – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich led the New Mexico delegation, including U.S. Senator Tom Udall and U.S.