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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Takes to House Floor to Discuss Humanitarian Crisis at the Border and Human Trafficking

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District spoke on the House floor during debate on a number of bills aimed at combating human and sex trafficking. Luján highlighted the importance of protecting children from violence and the need to do the same for children who are fleeing extreme violence in Central America. Below

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Allen Weh Steals Footage in First TV Ad

Weh blatantly violates military regulations, copyright and trademark law Today, the Democratic Party of New Mexico called on Allen Weh to remove a TV ad featuring numerous clips of footage illegally taken from military recruitment videos. (Click here to see the ad). Weh’s campaign ad liberally appropriates b-roll from U.S. Marine Corps recruiting ads posted

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NM Film and Television Industry Vital To State Economy

New study highlights role of Dem sponsored/supported tax incentives This week, Part 1 of a new commissioned study on the NM Film and Television Industry was released.  The film/television industry, strongly supported by state legislative Democrats, has been one of the few state job creators during the past 10 years.  In addition to film and

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Gary King: Passing Mississippi in Kid Count Ranking Nothing to be Proud Of

Attorney General King said in a statement issued yesterday that New Mexico surpassing Mississippi to 49th in childhood well-being is, “nothing to be proud of.” “Times are hard for our kids and New Mexican families,” said King Tuesday. “The bottom line is that the battle over last and next to last is nothing to be proud

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Senator Tom Udall Statement on Report that U.S. Military’s Burn Pits May have Broken Federal Law

U.S. Senator Tom Udall responded to a new report that the U.S. military’s use of open-air burn pits at Shindand Air Base in Afghanistan may have violated federal law. According to the report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), made public today, most of the solid waste at Shindand Air Base was

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President Obama Signs a New Executive Order to Protect LGBT Workers

“Many of you have worked for a long time to see this day coming.” Those were President Obama’s words to the audience in the East Room of the White House this morning, before he signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. At the signing,

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Introduces Legislation to Promote Renewable Energy and Efficiency

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District has introduced legislation that will promote energy savings through increased efficiency standards and increased investments in renewable energy, such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, and biomass.  The American Renewable Energy and Efficiency Act, introduced by Luján and Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont – both members of

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Weekly Address: Equipping Workers with Skills Employers Need Now and for the Future

In this week’s address, the President discussed the importance of ensuring that the economic progress we’ve made is shared by all hardworking Americans. Through his opportunity agenda, the President is focused on creating more jobs, educating more kids, and working to make sure hard work pays off with higher wages and better benefits. This week,

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MSNBC Chuck Todd Names 2 “Rising Stars” in New Mexico

MSNBC reporter Chuck Todd announced his 2 choices for “rising stars” in New Mexico—Democratic SOS nominee Maggie Toulouse-Oliver and State Senator Jacob Candelaria. “This is great news! New Mexicans already know that Maggie is one of the best county clerks in the state and will make an incredible Secretary of State. Jacob has made a

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