WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. House Assistant Speake Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Representatives Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) called on Nexstar and AT&T/DirecTV to restore access to critical news programs in New Mexico as the two companies continue negotiations.
U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) issued the following statement on the 100th anniversary of the House passage of the 19th Amendment:
WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Representatives Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) introduced legislation Thursday to give Tribes the authority to directly provide Child Nutrition Programs.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (NM-03) joined the House in voting for an agreement to fund the government through September 2019. Luján also responded to reports that President Trump will declare a national emergency to build his wall at the southern border:
Washington, D.C. – Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (NM-03) released the following statement tonight in reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union address:
Task Force established to address the urgent threat of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), in order to better protect communities, including those surrounding Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico
Washington, D.C. – Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) has joined his colleagues to launch the bipartisan PFAS Task Force, with the goal of bringing PFAS clean-up to the forefront of the congressional agenda. In November of 2018, Cannon Air Force Base informed the New Mexico State Government that water from several wells on and off the Cannon Air Force Base (AFB) had been contaminated with PFAS.
Santa Fe, NM – On Thursday, January 31, at 11:30 a.m. MT, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (NM-03) will address a joint session of the New Mexico Legislature. In his speech, the Congressman will highlight his priorities in Congress, including restoring our democracy, making health care more accessible and affordable, bolstering broadband infrastructure, and fighting climate change.
Legislation includes several of the Congressman’s priorities, including Native American voting rights, voter empowerment, and election security
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) joined House Democrats Friday in introducing H.R. 1, the For the People Act. The legislation, sponsored by Congressman Jon Sarbanes (D-MD), would enact reforms to expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics and strengthen ethics rules for public servants across all three branches of government.
The Comprehensive Legislation Would Help Eliminate Skewed Market Incentives and Empower American Workers
Washington, DC – Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Brendan Boyle (D-PA), and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) have introduced H.R. 7294, the House companion of Senator Warren’s (D-MA) Accountable Capitalism Act.
In letter to USDA, Lawmakers Urge Farm Service Agency To Support Rio Arriba County Farmers and Ranchers By Reconsidering Calculation For Financial Assistance
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) have sent a letter to the New Mexico State Farm Service Agency’s office about the proposed 2018 County Expected Yield/T-Yield for Rio Arriba County. The lawmakers expressed concern that the process to determine the T-Yield value is inconsistent with previous years and would have a negative impact on farmers and ranchers.