Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District spoke on the House floor yesterday to offer the Democratic Motion to Recommit to H.R. 538, the Native American Energy Act. Luján’s amendment, which was defeated by House Republicans, protects tribal sacred sites across America. Below are his remarks. “Mr. Speaker, this is the final amendment
DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has released the following statement in response to the Republican dysfunction in the House of Representatives: “Republican dysfunction in the House of Representatives is preventing Congress from taking action to help middle class families and create greater opportunity for every American. House Republicans continue to waste taxpayer time and
U.S. Senator Tom Udall has joined the Senate in voting 70-27 for a major defense policy bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill — the result of an agreement between the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives — includes several priorities Udall has championed for New Mexico. In addition to programs
Bill heads to the president U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham and Ben Ray Luján welcomed passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the Albuquerque Indian School Land Transfer Act. The bill, which previously passed in the U.S. Senate, now heads to President Obama for his signature.
Today, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that several New Mexico Tribes and organizations will be receiving a total of $4.39 million over five years to prevent suicide, fight drug abuse and combat domestic violence through the Indian Health Service’s Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) and Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) programs.