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Ben Lujan, Jr.'s Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (NM) - Sr, Democratic

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01/19/2021 Letter to President Elect Joe Biden - Feinstein, Baldwin, Murphy, Colleagues Support Biden Plan to Utilize Defense Production Act, Increase Supply of Necessary Medical Equipment and Supplies
01/15/2021 Letter to President-Elect Biden - Menendez, Booker Call for Strengthened Regulations of Methane Emissions from Oil, Natural Gas Production
01/15/2021 Letter to President-Elect to Joe Biden - Feinstein, Heinrich, Colleagues Call for Strengthened Regulations of Methane Emissions from Oil, Natural Gas Production
01/13/2021 Letter to President-Elect Joe Biden - Feinstein, Reed, Colleagues Call for FEMA Cost-Sharing Waiver To Help States Combat COVID-19
01/11/2021 Letter so Hon. Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Feinstein, Schumer, Murray, Colleagues Call on Trump Administration to Address Vaccine Distribution Failures
12/24/2020 Tweet - "This morning, House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy objected to and prevented $2000 checks to the American people."
12/23/2020 Tweet - "As we celebrate the holidays this year, please do so as safely as possible to help stop the spread of this virus. #MaskUp, practice social distancing, and avoid large gatherings. Have a safe and healthy holiday season!"
12/23/2020 Tweet - "This veto cements President Trump's legacy as a president who consistently put his personal grievances ahead of the good of the American people. I will join my bipartisan colleagues to override this veto."
12/23/2020 Tweet - "The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that broadband is essential for our communities to thrive. My Map Improvement Act, which was passed into law earlier this year, will help target federal investments and deploy high-speed internet to where it is needed most."
12/22/2020 Tweet - "In January, @AlexPadilla4CA will make history as the first Hispanic to represent California in the U.S. Senate. Congratulations, my friend! I look forward to working with you to strengthen our elections, combat COVID-19, and put our nation on a path toward recovery."
12/22/2020 Tweet - "Democrats have been pushing for bigger stimulus checks since May. Now that the president has finally said that he agrees, it's time for the @SenateGOP to get on board with delivering more relief to Americans. Let's get this done by Unanimous Consent to get relief out ASAP."
12/22/2020 Tweet - "Students have been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. They need an experienced Secretary of Education committed to their success. @JoeBiden has made a strong and historic choice in Dr. Cardona, & I look forward to working with him to support students, families, and educators."
12/21/2020 Tweet - ". @SenatorTomUdall has been a champion for New Mexicans in the U.S. Senate and I'm proud call him a friend and mentor. Thank you for your service, Senator."
12/21/2020 Tweet - "After months of needless delay, Congress has passed COVID-19 funding. Struggling families shouldn't have had to wait this long, but I'm happy that we're getting this package adopted for the good of New Mexicans. This pandemic isn't over, and more support is needed."
12/19/2020 Luján receives coronavirus vaccine
12/19/2020 Tweet - "As the first New Mexicans receive the coronavirus vaccine, I have a responsibility to lead by example and show my constituents that this vaccine is safe and effective. There is nothing to fear about getting vaccinated to protect yourself from this deadly disease."
12/18/2020 Tweet - "Earlier this year, I was proud to see grants for remote training to respond to COVID-19, based on my ECHO Act, included as part of the #HeroesAct. This bill builds on @UNM 's successful @ProjectECHO model to connect rural health care providers with specialists for training."
12/17/2020 Farewell Remarks
12/17/2020 Tweet - "By picking @RepDebHaaland as his Interior Secretary, President-elect @JoeBiden is making a strong and historic nomination. Congresswoman Haaland has a proven record of standing up for our public lands & fighting to ensure that America keeps its commitments."
12/17/2020 Tweet - "I congratulate our good friend Deb Haaland on this historic nomination, and I look forward to continuing to work with her in this new role!"
12/16/2020 Tweet - "Although the first New Mexicans received vaccines this week, the threat of COVID-19 remains incredibly real. Sadly, New Mexico has lost more than 2,000 of our neighbors and loved ones to this virus. We can't let up in our efforts to stop the spread of this deadly virus."
12/15/2020 Tweet - "Additionally, I secured a provision requiring @HHSGov to establish a national training and technical assistance center to support community organizations that provide peer support services for individuals suffering from substance use disorder."
12/14/2020 Tweet - "Our nation has reached an unthinkable milestone: more than 300,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, including nearly 2,000 New Mexicans. This virus is real, and each of us must take precautions to save lives. Continue doing your part."
12/14/2020 Letter to Leadership - N.M. Delegation Urges Congressional Leadership to Extend Critical Funding for State, Local, and Tribal Communities
12/14/2020 Tweet - "Eight years ago, the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School forever changed Newtown and the nation. We can honor the 20 children & six school staff members whose lives were cut short that day by fighting to #EndGunViolence."

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