Washington, D.C. – Today, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (NM-03) joined the House in voting for an agreement to fund the government through September 2019. Luján also responded to reports that President Trump will declare a national emergency to build his wall at the southern border:
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) reintroduced the State Public Option Act, bicameral legislation to create a Medicaid-based public health care option to strengthen the Affordable Care Act by providing Americans with a new high-quality, low-cost choice when purchasing health insurance.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (NM-03) announced that Awn Sian Mung (Mungsan) will be joining him as a guest to this year’s State of the Union address, which will be held Tuesday, February 5.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) released the following statement on the temporary reopening of the federal government after 35 days of the Trump Shutdown:
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:
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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.