COVID-19 in Indian Country
“Through their years of service to our country, veterans have earned the right to access the best medical care our nation has to offer, including the COVID-19 vaccine," said Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico).
Ben Ray Lujan

“Everyone in our state deserves to feel whole again. That’s why the American Rescue Plan is so important," said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) of the COVID-19 relief bill that has cleared Congress.

Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico) is seeking targeted funding for the behavioral health needs of nation’s children in the next COVID-19 relief package.
Ben Ray Lujan

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, participated in a conversation about the importance of increasing access to broadband in Tribal communities.

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico) spoke on the House floor condemning the $3 million contract that the Trump administration awarded to a former White House staffer who delivered substandard personal protective equipment to Indian Health Service hospitals serving the Navajo Nation.

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued a statement on the passage of the Heroes Act – critical relief legislation to bolster our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, support workers, and provide much-needed aid to local, state, and Tribal governments.

The Tribal COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Cost Share Relief Act would waive the cost-sharing requirement and grant 100 percent funding for all Indian Tribal governments.

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) participated in an online forum on the need to provide direct relief to local governments in future COVID-19 legislation.

For Immediate Release April 21, 2020 Luján Announces “Community Champions” Initiative to Showcase New Mexicans Serving Their Communities     Nambé, N.M. – Today, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, announced the “Community Champions” initiative to showcase New Mexicans who are bravely serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing public health […]

New Mexico Tribes will receive over $674,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation as part of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Amid a public health emergency that requires people to stay home, the Trump administration has not provided updates as to how it will adjust plans for Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) delivered remarks on the House floor in support of the third economic relief package to address the COVID-19 pandemic and support American workers.