Democratic Congresswoman Called Out Donald Trump as a 'Racist' on Her Local News and Now She's Doubling Down
Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM) made history when, earlier this year, she became one of the first Native American representatives elected to the United States Congress.
But Haland's work had only begun from there. Since her election, she's been serving on the Committee for Armed Services and the Committee for Natural Resources.
Rep. Deb Haaland Just Got a Bipartisan Standing Ovation on the Floor of the House of Representatives After Making Congressional History
During a House committee meeting on Friday, as first-term Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM) presided over the floor of the House, Republican Representative Rodney Davis of Illinois asked the House to recognize the history that Haaland was making.
Rep. Deb Haaland's Emotional Message to Transgender Servicemembers About Donald Trump Is Going Viral for All the Right Reasons
Wednesday the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel held hearings regarding the Trump administration's reinstated ban on transgender servicemembers. One of the newly appointed members of the committee in attendance was New Mexico Representative Deb Haaland. In November, Haaland became one of two Native American women—both Democrats serving in the House—who made history as the first ever elected to Congress.
Kansas Representative Sharice Davids, Ho-chunk, and Haaland, Laguna Pueblo, share another commonality: both are the children of career military members. Davids' mother served in the Army while Haaland's father did 30 years in the Marine Corps and Haaland's mother was a member of the Navy.
The First Two Native American Women Members of Congress Just Had the Most Pure Reaction to Being Sworn in, and People Are Loving It
Indian, American Indian, Native American, Native, Indigenous, Aboriginal or First Nations, the designation given by the United States government and popular culture for the Indigenous peoples of the Americas evolved since first contact over 500 years ago.
During that time, the United States was born, grew and evolved as well.