Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, accepted an invitation by Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull, Mayors Caucus Co-chair, to join the New Mexico Municipal League’s Mayors Caucus today for a discussion about the need to pass additional federal assistance for local governments struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today at 1 p.m. MT/ 3 p.m. ET on the Floor of the U.S. Senate, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will deliver remarks in support of the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act. The Senate voted overwhelmingly 80-17 yesterday to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill—a major step forward in it becoming law.
Bill would implement policies to increase accountability for excessive force, ban the use of chokeholds and no-knock warrants, increase data collection on use of force incidents and end use of racial and religious profiling.
U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the bicameral introduction of the Justice in Policing Act to address systemic racism and violence against Black Americans.