Press Releases

December 28, 2018 Press Release
8-year-old is second young child to die in CBP custody this month; Lawmakers seek answers to alarming questions about the timeline and actions surrounding Felipe’s death
December 19, 2018 Press Release
Lawmakers: “This tragedy, and the circumstances that led to it, show the urgent need for effective Congressional oversight over DHS and CBP leadership”

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.

December 18, 2018 Press Release

Today, the Chairman Elect of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Joaquin Castro (TX-20) led a delegation to Antelope Wells Port of Entry and Lordsburg Border Patrol Station to investigate the circumstances surrounding the 

December 14, 2018 Press Release
Young Girl’s Tragic Death “Raises Significant Questions About the Leadership At DHS and CBP’s Ability To Appropriately Respond To the Humanitarian Crisis Happening At Our Southern Borders and the Agency’s Ability To Prevent Such Tragedies From Happening In the Future.”
December 13, 2018 Press Release
The Comprehensive Legislation Would Help Eliminate Skewed Market Incentives and Empower American Workers

Today, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Stephen Lynch (D-MA), Brendan Boyle (D-PA), and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced H.R. 7294, the House companion of Senator Warren’s (D-MA) Accountable Capitalism Act.

December 11, 2018 Press Release
Agreed-Upon Package Also Includes Support for the Beginning Farmers And Ranchers Program and Language That Strengthens the Value-Added Producer Grant Program, Both Programs Championed By the Congressman

Today, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced that the Conference Report for H.R. 2, the final Farm Bill that will be voted on in the House, includes several of his priorities.

December 11, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) was joined by Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Chairman-Elect of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, in sending a letter this week demanding an explanation from the administration on reports that they had removed a document titled “Marketplace Outreach: Best Practices for Outreach to Latino Communities” from its Health Insurance Marketplace website.

December 7, 2018 Press Release
EPA Has Approved Nearly 900 Perfluorinated Compounds Since 2006

Representatives Paul D.

December 5, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) announced that Terrell Toledo and Elias Trancosa, both seniors at Santa Fe Indian School, are this year’s winners of the Congressional App Challenge in New Mexico’s third Congressional district.

December 4, 2018 Press Release
Includes Funding For Rehabilitation Of Acequia Irrigation System, Tribal Partnership Program, And Rio Grande Flood Control Study

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham, announcedthat the U.S.