Press Releases

July 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), and U.S.

July 18, 2019 Press Release
Raise the Wage Act To Boost the Minimum Wage to $15 by 2024 Passes the U.S. House

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) voted to give New Mexicans a raise with the Raise the Wage Act of 2019. The bill which would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 over five years and gradually eliminate the subminimum wage for tipped workers passes the U.S. House and now moves to the U.S. Senate for consideration. 

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July 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Tomorrow, the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a markup meeting at 8:00 a.m. MT / 10:00 a.m. ET to consider several bills including H.R. 2181, the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019, which was introduced by the New Mexico Delegation to permanently protect Chaco Canyon.

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July 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, Congresswoman Deb Haaland, and member of the U.S. House introduced legislation to expand compensation for individuals exposed to radiation while working in and living near uranium mines or downwind from nuclear weapon test sites. 

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July 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, and Representatives Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) called on Nexstar and AT&T/DIRECTTV to restore access to critical news programs in New Mexico as the two companies continue negotiations.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s (NM-01) priorities that bolster New Mexico jobs, military housing protections, contamination clean up, and military resilience in the face of climate threats cleared the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 (NDAA).

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July 12, 2019 Press Release
Lawmakers secure major provisions in National Defense Bill to provide relief to communities and businesses affected by PFAS

Fight back against Trump administration threats to veto defense bill over PFAS provisions

 

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July 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland called for a climate change an emergency declaration signing on to the Democratic resolution that acknowledges climate change as an existential emergency. The Climate Emergency Resolution, introduced by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and U.S.

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July 4, 2019 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – As the country celebrates Independence Day, Congresswoman Deb Haaland continued her support for America’s veterans, announcing that the newest member of her team will be Wounded Warrior Fellow Josh Jones. Jones is the second veteran to serve on Haaland’s team, after Greg Seeley, both are combat veterans of the wars in the Middle East.

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