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Rep. Debra Haaland

Representative for New Mexico’s 1st District

pronounced DE-bruh // HAH-lund

Haaland is the representative for New Mexico’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Haaland is next up for reelection in 2020.

Rep. Debra Haaland is currently serving as a proxy for Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA10] (since May 26, 2020) under new rules in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the rules for proxy voting, representatives may designate another representative as their proxy and must give their proxy exact instructions on how to vote.
Photo of Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM1]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Haaland.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Haaland is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Haaland has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to May 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Committee Membership

Debra Haaland sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Haaland sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Native Americans (43%) Agriculture and Food (17%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Energy (9%)

Recent Bills

Some of Haaland’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Haaland voted Yea

Passed 373/45 on Feb 5, 2020.

Haaland voted Nay

Haaland voted Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Haaland voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to May 2020, Haaland missed 10 of 816 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: