Press Releases

May 21, 2020 Press Release
Albuquerque Academy’s Zachary Auster Named Presidential Scholar

Albuquerque, N.M. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) congratulated Albuquerque Academy student Zachary Auster, New Mexico’s 2020 Presidential Scholar from New Mexico’s First Congressional District. The student was announced when the U.S. Department of Education released the list of the 56th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars this afternoon.

May 21, 2020 Press Release
Bicameral letter also calls on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to guarantee that communications with attorneys are confidential and unsupervised by detention center staff

Albuquerque, N.M.

May 20, 2020 Press Release
Amicus brief for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe v. United States Department of the Interiors case signed by 25 members of Congress

Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) filed a bicameral, bipartisan amicus brief against unprecedented action to remove Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s land from tribal trust status. The brief, signed by 25members of Congress, was filed in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe v.

May 19, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement after Raytheon announced the closure of its Albuquerque facility by the end of 2020:

May 15, 2020 Press Release
The Community Development Block Grants are funded by the CARES Act, which the New Mexico delegation voted to pass in March

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.) announced that the U.S.

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.