COVID-19 in Indian Country
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, after receiving her first in late December 2020.
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The COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act would establish a grant program to allow stakeholders to fully mobilize testing and contact tracing efforts.
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Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) has signed onto the Personal Protective Equipment for Safe Schools Act, a bill that would help keep schools safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) led a bicameral group of lawmakers in calling out the Federal Communications Commission for shortchanging Tribes on the Tribal broadband application deadline.

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) discussed the impact of emergency small business loans and the Paycheck Protection Program on Community Development Financial Institutions in New Mexico during a virtual forum.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has agreed to update its 'Broken Promises' report to account for the impact of COVID-19 on Indian Country.

The 'Broken Promises' report concluded that federal programs designed to support the social and economic wellbeing of tribal nations and Native peoples remain chronically underfunded and often inefficiently structured. That was before the pandemic.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) are calling on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to investigate the impacts of COVID-19 in Indian Country.

Join the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center and the Native Organizers Alliance to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Tribal Nations and indigenous people in the U.S.

The Tribal COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Cost Share Relief Act would waive the cost-sharing requirement and grant 100 percent funding for all Indian Tribal governments.

Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Vice Chair Deb Haaland (D-N.M) strongly criticized the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) efforts to open sacred tribal lands in New Mexico to new oil and gas extraction during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Tune-in this Thursday, April 30th at 8PM ET for the Native Americans & Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall co-hosted by the Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo, IllumiNative, NDN Collective and Indian Country Today as part of IllumiNative’s #WarriorUp campaign.

New Mexico Tribes will receive over $674,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation as part of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Amid a public health emergency that requires people to stay home, the Trump administration has not provided updates as to how it will adjust plans for Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

The Trump administration has left parts of Grand Canyon National Park open despite the presence of the coronavirus in the community.

Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today said the passage of the CARES Act is a good step forward in the federal government’s ongoing effort to build up health care capacity in historically underserved and at-risk communities, including Native American tribes.

Co-Chairs of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Deb Haaland (NM-01) and Sharice Davids (K-03) led a Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus letter to the Coordinator of the White House’s Coronavirus Response Task Force.

March 24, 2020 Following Administration Briefing, Chair Grijalva and House Dems Call for Congressional Relief Bill to Address Desperate Health Needs in Indian Country Washington, D.C. – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Vice Chair Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), chair of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States – all […]