U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján: A Year In Service To New Mexico

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

NAMBE — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) earned $2 million in savings for his constituents in 2021 and assisted nearly 2,000 New Mexicans through his office’s casework services.

This year, Luján introduced 52 bills and amendments and co-sponsored 248 bills and amendments to improve the lives of New Mexicans. The Senate passed or included in legislation 12 bills, amendments, or provisions written by Luján. President Biden signed 4 bills and amendments written by Luján into law. This includes legislation to put New Mexicans to work on critical infrastructure projects, to protect the environment, to secure funding for our DOE laboratories, to empower Tribal communities, and to invest in middle-class families.

As Luján worked to serve the communities in New Mexico, he sent more than 180,000 letters to New Mexicans who contacted the office seeking information on policies and legislative priorities, and met with community leaders and constituents in 28 counties across New Mexico. He secured nearly $5 million for New Mexico restaurants to support their businesses through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Also, the Senator’s staff worked with the New Mexico Department of Health to schedule lifesaving vaccine appointments for constituents.

“Families across New Mexico deserve progress on the critical issues affecting our communities,” Luján said. “After this year’s economic and public health challenges, I’m proud to have delivered results to improve the lives of my constituents. Compared to this time last year, millions of Americans are more protected from COVID thanks to vaccines and other mitigation efforts, our kids are back in school, our economy is bouncing back, and our country is on a robust course to recovery. In the new year, I will continue to dedicate myself to New Mexico, fighting for policies that uplift working families.”


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