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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Announces $1.1 Million Grant for ¡YouthWorks! in Santa Fe

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced today that ¡YouthWorks! in Santa Fe is receiving a $1.1 million YouthBuild grant through the Department of Labor.  YouthBuild organizations provide classroom instruction and occupational skills training in construction and other in-demand occupations to 16-24 year-olds who have been in the juvenile justice system, are

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Responds to the Waste Spill on the Animas River

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District has issued the following statement regarding the waste spill on the Animas River following an emergency meeting held in Farmington yesterday afternoon: “I [have] participated in a community meeting in Farmington with federal, state, and local officials regarding the mine spill. The meeting made it clear that there must

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján: House Should Stay in Session to Address Critical Issues Facing New Mexico and the Nation

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District called on Republican leaders to keep the House in session to work on the many critical issues facing Congress and the American people.  After tying together legislation to extend the Highway Trust Fund for only three months and a bill to ensure Veterans Affairs clinics around

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján: Republican Bill Eliminates Grants for New Mexico Cities

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today after voting against House Republicans’ legislation to strip vital federal criminal justice grants from cities unless local law enforcement collects information about a person’s immigration status.  The bill is opposed by the U.S. Conference of Mayor s and the National League

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Statement on House Debate on Confederate Battle Flag

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement after House Republicans stopped debate on the Interior appropriations bill over amendments to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from national parks. “Republicans didn’t pull the Interior bill because it cuts funding for clean water.  Republicans didn’t pull the bill because it takes

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Statement on Short-Term Highway Bill

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement yesterday on a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund, which is set to expire at the end of the month. “Republicans have had ten months to come up with a long-term highway funding solution to keep important road, bridge, and construction

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Highlights $6.5 Million USDA Investment in Ogallala Aquifer Region

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District has highlighted a $6.5 million investment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the Ogallala Aquifer region to support water conservation and improve water quality. As part of the effort, USDA has identified seven priority areas, including Eastern New Mexico. “These federal funds come at

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Announces $4.2 Million for Health Clinics in Northern New Mexico

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced yesterday that El Centro Family Health has received a nearly $4.2 million grant to support its efforts to provide health care to rural communities across Northern New Mexico. The grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will help El Centro Family Health

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján on DHS Funding

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement tonight after voting for a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for seven days. Congressman Luján continues to seek passage of a long term funding bill. “By passing a seven-day funding bill tonight, we are laying the foundation to bring up

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján on Republicans Latest Effort to Repeal ACA

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today after House Republicans once again voted to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “Once again House Republicans voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take away health insurance for millions of Americans without offering any alternative.  Their plan would

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