Washington D.C. - Today, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced his House Energy & Commerce subcommittee assignments for the 116th Congress. The Congressman will continue to serve on the Health, and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittees, and rejoin the Communications and Technology Subcommittee.
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Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján issued the following statement tonight in response to President Trump’s address to the nation:
Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) released the following statement after voting in favor of re-opening the federal government:
Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham urged the incoming Senate and House Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees to convene oversight hearings on the death of Jakelin Caal Maquin, a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala who died on December 8, 2018, after being taken into custody with her father by U.S.
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The first day of the 116th Congress saw Nancy Pelosi reclaim her title as speaker, leading the most diverse Democratic caucus in congressional history. It was also, perhaps, the first time in congressional history that a representative referenced classic hip hop group Naughty by Nature on the House floor.
The newly elected House Democratic leadership team for the 116th Congress will be more progressive, diverse and younger in terms of both age and length of service compared to the current one.
That should generally please Democrats who called for changes in their leadership team, despite the top three long-reigning leaders remaining in charge.
Lawmakers visiting the Border Patrol station where a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl was taken hours before her death demanded an independent investigation Tuesday into the response by federal agents.
Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, called for the head of Customs and Border Protection to “step down”after a congressional delegation visited the New Mexico stretch of border where a 7-year old girl died after crossing the border illegally and being taken into custody.