Deb Haaland on Homeland Security



Calls herself a "military brat," parents both veterans

Major J.D. Haaland retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after serving 30 years. He served two years in Vietnam and was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. Secretary? Haaland has referred to herself as a "military brat" who attended more than a dozen public schools as her family moved from base to base before settling in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her mother, Mary Toya, a Native American woman, is a U.S. Navy veteran and a federal employee of the Bureau of Indian Affairs for 25 years.
Source: West Central Tribune on Biden Cabinet , Mar 13, 2021

Close child care gaps for military families

Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL-5) led the charge in calling on the Pentagon to close child care gaps for military families. Waltz teamed up with Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM-1). "Single military parents and dual-military couples with children face added challenges given their essential roles at work and no additional help at home. Military-civilian couples fear the civilian spouse may be forced to quit their job to take care of their children, jeopardizing the financial stability of those families," they wrote.
Source: Florida Daily on Biden Transition , Mar 13, 2021

Allow VA funds for tribal care for Native American veterans

A bill Haaland co-led to improve health care access for Native American veterans passed the House and moves to the Senate. The Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act, introduced by Ro Khanna, would provide the Department of Veterans Affairs authority to reimburse coverage for care that Native American veterans receive at Urban Indian Organizations. This legislation would help Native American veterans acquire culturally competent care, relieving the burden on the VA system.
Source: Press release haaland.house.gov on Biden Administration , Dec 3, 2020

The Veterans deserve good health care and help finding jobs

Both of my parents were Veterans, and my dad is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Our country must live up to the promises made to our Veterans in exchange for their service and their lives. All veterans deserve good health care, including mental health services, and support to transition into civilian jobs.
Source: 2018 NM-1st House campaign website DebForCongress.com , Oct 9, 2018

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