Rep. Deb Haaland
Published January 8, 2019
WASHINGTON — Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) released the following statement after the president’s remarks from the Oval Office during primie-time:
“The real national emergency right now is thousands of New Mexicans not being able to put food on the table or pay rent, because of the government shutdown. New Mexicans need quality public education, good paying jobs, and a renewable energy economy—the wall does nothing to address those issues. On day one, the House passed a bill to get federal workers back to work and paid, and now it’s time for the Senate and the President to do their part.”
Haaland, a tribal citizen of the Laguna Pueblo, is one of two American Indian elected to the 116th Congress. She and Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) are the first two Aemrican Indian women ever elected to Congress.