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Congressman Ben Ray Luján on House Republican Bills that Undermines Human Trafficking Law and Protections for Dreamers

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement on House Republicans’ legislation that fails to provide adequate funding for the humanitarian crisis at the border, weakens a human trafficking law, and eliminates protections for DREAMers. “The legislation introduced by House Republicans fails to live up to the values that make

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement Calling on Republican Governors to Reject Anti-Equality Legislation

Arizona’s Republican Governor Jan Brewer is considering whether to sign a bill into law that makes it legal for businesses to refuse service to patrons based on their sexual orientation. In response, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: “The bill currently being considered by Arizona’s Republican Governor Jan Brewer is

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Republicans Can’t Tutor Themselves Out of an Anti-Woman Agenda

According to a Politico report last week, the National Republican Congressional Committee has begun tutoring their candidates on how to hide their hostility toward women and their anti-women agenda — especially when running against women. In reality, women know that this Republican Congress has pursued a divisive agenda including blocking contraceptive coverage, refusing to pass equal

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Tea Party Republican Steve Pearce Continues to Hurt New Mexicans

Just when you think he couldn’t do anything more self-serving and pompous, Congressman Steve Pearce decides to “pen” a memoir. “Just Fly the Plane, Stupid!” is the eye catching title the wealthy multimillionaire Congressman decided upon. As always, there’s plenty of leisure time to work on books, increase your wealth, and charge taxpayers over $19,000

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Governor Martinez Chooses ‘Tea Party’ Over New Mexicans

The recent government shutdown in Washington was a devastating blow to our nation’s economy as well as to the state of New Mexico. Tea Party Republicans bear sole responsibility. What did Governor Martinez do? Nothing. Not one thing. Except fly in and out of the state begging for contributions to her re-election campaign. New Mexico

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Janice Arnold-Jones is a Do-Nothing Tea Party Republican—Democrat Diane Gibson Needs Our Help

Failed congressional candidate Janice Arnold-Jones is trying to hide the truth from voters—she is a do-nothing, tea party Republican trying to win a 4 year term on the Albuquerque City Council on November 19. From the NM GOP: “Sam Bregman should be embarrassed by his appalling attempts to smear Janice Arnold-Jones in the District 7….

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Another Week of Devastating Polling Hits Republicans

CNN’s newly released poll shows the lasting damage the #GOPShutdown and the Republican Congress’s dysfunction and extreme policies have done. Democrats have taken a significant lead in the generic Congressional ballot, and voters want to oust Republicans in Congress because they’ve done harm to the country and are far too extreme. Democrats lead the generic congressional ballot

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The Dangers of Default

Some Republicans have made questionable assertions about the dangers surrounding a failure to pay our bills and prevent a default. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, in a speech to the Economic Club of Washington D.C. In his remarks, the Secretary cautioned against relying on unworkable approaches like “prioritization,” which would force impossible choices in paying the government’s bills like

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President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Government Shutdown

President Obama issued a statement and answered questions asked by the press in the Brady Briefing Room. The President explained the need for Congress to reopen the government and prevent a default that would cause an economic shutdown. And he reiterated that while he is willing to negotiate on the budget or matters of policy

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