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Congratulations to Chevel Shepherd on winning @NBCTheVoice. You’re making New Mexico proud!
12/19/2018
Chevel Shepherd wins The Voice

Congratulations to Chevel Shepherd on winning @NBCTheVoice. You’re making New Mexico proud!

New Mexico’s Chevel Shepherd has won The Voice competition.

I am proud to support this Farm Bill that advances the interests of New Mexican families, farmers, and ranchers for year...
12/11/2018
Farm bill compromise primed for passage

I am proud to support this Farm Bill that advances the interests of New Mexican families, farmers, and ranchers for years to come. It was an honor to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to protect SNAP, support New Mexico Land Grants and Acequias, strengthen conservation and water management programs, promote Tribal sovereignty, and establish the first ever broadband grant program in a Farm Bill. This broadband program, modeled after legislation I introduced, will help transform the economies of rural areas in New Mexico. This bill also protects SNAP and contains no cuts to the program which will ensure that no New Mexican families lose their benefits. Considering that New Mexico is one of the hungriest states in the nation, this legislation will keep countless New Mexicans from falling into poverty. Further, it will provide certainty to farmers and ranchers and demonstrate Congress's commitment to supporting rural communities throughout the country. I urge my colleagues to support and quickly pass this Farm Bill.

The conference report was crafted to avoid controversial proposals on food stamps and commodity policy.

Please join Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL in celebrating STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math – educ...
12/08/2018
STEM Awards — AFRL NM

Please join Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL in celebrating STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math – education in New Mexico. AFRL NM will be hosting the Excellence in STEM Awards, or STEMys, to recognize individuals in the state who are contributing to STEM efforts through support, education, and research. Nominations are open until December 14, 2018. Visit www.afrlnewmexico.com/stemys to nominate a student, teacher, school, business or non-profit that demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to STEM learning.

The Excellence in STEM Awards, aka the STEMYS, are designed to celebrate STEM education in New Mexico. They recognize students, teachers, schools, businesses and others who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to, and advocacy of, STEM learning. 

Today, let’s take time to remember Francisco Fernandez and Casey Marque whose lives were tragically taken during a shoot...
12/07/2018
Aztec High School observes one-year marker of shooting

Today, let’s take time to remember Francisco Fernandez and Casey Marque whose lives were tragically taken during a shooting at Aztec High School one year ago. I admire the resilience of the students at Aztec High School, their families, and the Aztec community as they continue to honor the lives of Francisco and Casey. I remain committed to working to end the gun violence epidemic in this country and across New Mexico.

“There is absolutely no textbook on how you deal with these things,” said District Superintendent Kirk Carpenter.

Today we honor the memories of all 2,403 Americans who perished at Pearl Harbor 77 years ago. May we never forget their ...
12/07/2018
The attack on Pearl Harbor: Unforgettable photos of the bombing

Today we honor the memories of all 2,403 Americans who perished at Pearl Harbor 77 years ago. May we never forget their courage and the great sacrifices they made to defend our country during WWII.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt called Dec. 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy."

It’s National Influenza (Flu) Vaccination Week and not too late to get a flu vaccine! Flu viruses are always changing an...
12/07/2018
Doctors say flu vaccine is needed despite side-effects

It’s National Influenza (Flu) Vaccination Week and not too late to get a flu vaccine! Flu viruses are always changing and the best protection against it is to get an annual flu vaccination.

Despite popular belief, you can't get the flu from a flu shot. Dr. Melissa Martinez, a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico Hospital said it's just not possible.

12/05/2018
NM TechWorks Presents a Special Message from Michelle Lujan Grisham in Honor of CS Education Week

Technology touches every part of our lives including our jobs and careers. That is why I am proud to join students, teachers, businesses and nonprofit organizations in celebrating “Hour of Code” – an innovative approach to support computer science, technology, and coding in America’s schools. New Mexico’s students are working to master the tools and technology that will move our state forward. Thank you to everyone who participated!

New Mexico TechWorks is supporting our growing "Innovation Economy Powered by Tech" with a special message from Congresswoman and Governor-Elect Michelle Luj...

Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to drilling is an assault on one of our nation’s most pristine and ec...
12/04/2018
Hunt for oil threatens pristine wilderness in Alaska

Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to drilling is an assault on one of our nation’s most pristine and ecologically sensitive ecosystem in the world. Drilling in ANWR would have a devastating impact on the environment, habitat, and tribes who have depended on wildlife in the area for generations. The Trump Administration’s irresponsible effort to open these untouched areas to drilling undermines our effort to address climate change and tarnishes our National Wildlife Refuge System.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a federally protected place of austere beauty — is on the cusp of major change.

The STEM Boomerang event is a great initiative aimed at connecting local businesses and government agencies with STEM pr...
12/03/2018
'Boomerang' initiative takes aim at NM's brain drain

The STEM Boomerang event is a great initiative aimed at connecting local businesses and government agencies with STEM professionals, especially those that have left New Mexico and want to return to the state. The Second Annual STEM Boomerang will be held on December 18-20 at UNM.

Program connects local businesses with STEM professionals who left NM but want to return

12/01/2018

Today we mourn the passing of President George H. W. Bush. He was dedicated to serving this country and always did so with decency and honor. He joined the Navy during WWII and later became our 41st President, making remarkable achievements along the way. Sending my deepest condolences to his family.

This report released by 13 federal agencies gives an honest and grim look at the future of our country and the effects t...
11/28/2018
U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy

This report released by 13 federal agencies gives an honest and grim look at the future of our country and the effects that climate change will have. This is not political, it is the undeniable truth. The time to address climate change on a national level is now. President Trump and many within his administration have refused to acknowledge the dangers of our changing climate, and the ramifications for this will be steep. If not addressed, climate change will continue at an alarming rate and the consequences will become even more severe. This will not only cost hundreds of billions of dollars, it will also increase the chances of future flooding and prolonged wildfires. Let’s heed this warning and work diligently to combat climate change and protect our communities.

Without major action to rein in global warming, the American economy could lose 10 percent of G.D.P. by 2100, according to a report from 13 federal agencies.

Today is Small Business Saturday, and the perfect time to invest in our local economy. Let’s all make an effort to suppo...
11/24/2018
Buy Local

Today is Small Business Saturday, and the perfect time to invest in our local economy. Let’s all make an effort to support local small businesses today and whenever possible. Check out this list of events to find out how you can get involved.

Information on how to Buy Local in Albuquerque.

Today is Native American Heritage Day, and I am proud to live in a state that embraces the deep and complex history of t...
11/23/2018
14 Ways to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in New Mexico

Today is Native American Heritage Day, and I am proud to live in a state that embraces the deep and complex history of tribes in New Mexico. It is important to recognize the contributions Native American communities have made to New Mexico’s economy and culture, which existed long before our state’s boundaries were drawn. As a Member of Congress, it has been an honor to work with Tribal leaders and fulfil the trust responsibility that the federal government has to Tribal Nations. I encourage everyone to dedicate time to learning more about the historic and current issues that Native Americans have worked to overcome.

Here are some things you can do to celebrate Native American Heritage Month in New Mexico.

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As a caregiver, I know how tough it can be to care for a loved one, and how little support is available to those doing t...
11/20/2018
The difficult toll Alzheimer's takes on family caregivers

As a caregiver, I know how tough it can be to care for a loved one, and how little support is available to those doing this critical work. Congress recently passed and funded my new Care Corps Grant Program, which will benefit caregivers, families, and individuals in need across the country. These grants will place volunteers in communities to provide services to seniors and individuals with disabilities so that they can continue to live independently in their homes and communities. We need to continue to do more to address the critical shortage of caregivers and the high cost of care for seniors, veterans, and people living with disabilities that too often results in the lack of access to important services.

Experts say of the 16 million family caregivers, nearly 60 percent suffer from high emotional stress, 40 percent suffer from depression, and 250,000 are under 18 years old.

The U.S. Forest Service must use every tool at their disposal to fully implement a zero-tolerance policy. It is time tha...
11/17/2018
Forest Service chief testifies before congressional committee on workplace sex abuse

The U.S. Forest Service must use every tool at their disposal to fully implement a zero-tolerance policy. It is time that the Forest Service is held accountable for a culture of whistleblower retaliation and misconduct in the workplace. Employees must be in a safe environment, where they can come forward without facing punishment or bullying by their co-workers.

A hundred current and former female employees of the USDA Forest Service wrote an open letter to Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen about ongoing harassment.

According to the American Diabetes Association, 241,000 New Mexicans and nearly 30 million other Americans are living wi...
11/14/2018
Diabetes Rates Rise in 18 States in Past Decade

According to the American Diabetes Association, 241,000 New Mexicans and nearly 30 million other Americans are living with diabetes. Today on World Diabetes’s Day, we are reminded to continue to invest in diabetes prevention, and education, as well as addressing the rising cost of prescription drugs and medical expenses.

Since 2008-2009, the diabetes rate has increased in 18 U.S. states while declining in none. Obesity has risen in 34 states during that time.

President Trump’s firing of Jeff Sessions is a troubling sign that he may try to impede or end Special Counsel Robert Me...
11/08/2018
How Sessions’s Firing Could Affect the Russia Investigation

President Trump’s firing of Jeff Sessions is a troubling sign that he may try to impede or end Special Counsel Robert Meuller’s investigation. That is a red line he must not cross. The American people want Mr. Mueller to finish his job and get to the bottom of whether anyone in the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Nothing less than the integrity of our democracy and the rule of law is at stake. Over and over again, we have seen Trump attack and undermine the Special Counsel, raising serious obstruction of justice concerns. Congress has a responsibility to check the President and ensure Special Counsel Mueller completes his important work.

The acting attorney general, Matthew G. Whitaker, is seen as loyal to President Trump. He now oversees the special counsel’s inquiry.

My heart breaks that yet another community is having to bury their loved ones as a result of the gun violence epidemic f...
11/08/2018
12 people killed, including sheriff’s deputy, in ‘horrific’ California bar shooting

My heart breaks that yet another community is having to bury their loved ones as a result of the gun violence epidemic facing our country. My thoughts are with the community, families, and victims from Thousand Oaks and with the heroic first responders who responded swiftly to this despicable act. I extend my deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the force, who was killed trying to save lives. Congress must address the gun violence epidemic that continues to affect communities throughout our country. Mass shootings and preventable tragedies cannot continue to be the norm.

A lone gunman opened fire on college night at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

These Bronze Star recipients represent the very best of New Mexico’s National Guard. They have made deep sacrifices and ...
11/05/2018
Three NM National Guardsmen awarded Bronze Stars

These Bronze Star recipients represent the very best of New Mexico’s National Guard. They have made deep sacrifices and continue to serve with courage. Please join me in thanking them for their service.

Mission in Afghanistan supported Operation Freedom Sentinel

I support small and traditional farmers in New Mexico who rely on acequias for their water. That’s why I called on Congr...
11/05/2018
NM Delegation Urges House & Senate Agriculture Committees to Include Farm Bill Provisions Helping Acequias and Land Grants Access Federal Resources

I support small and traditional farmers in New Mexico who rely on acequias for their water. That’s why I called on Congress to enable New Mexico's traditional communities to access federal programs and funding for water and resource conservation projects that would save money, conserve water, improve farming, and support local farmers and ranchers.

NM Delegation Urges House & Senate Agriculture Committees to Include Farm Bill Provisions Helping Acequias and Land Grants Access Federal Resources Wrote in support of language in Farm Bill that would make New Mexico’s acequias and land grants eligible for federal conservation programs

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Please issue an Order protecting State- and local- government employees. As the epidemic explodes in our community, your most recent Order bafflingly exempts public employers from the mass gathering prohibition. Are public employees less deserving of protections? We have families. We have preexisting conditions. We fear getting sick and being inundated with medical bills. There are public employees that are unnecessarily and callously requiring employees to show up at offices even though telework has proven effective. This needlessly places lives at risk. Please, please, please protect dedicated public servants. Enough is enough.
Dear Governor Lujan Grisham: I'm writing to you today concerned about being denied unemployment insurance on Workforce Solution's online application system as an independent contractor or 1099 worker. My work has been suspended by the COVID-19 guidelines. I had understood from the media that "gig workers" such as myself would be allowed to claim unemployment benefits. I filed taxes last year and also this year but the UI claims system "bot" denied my claim as ineligible and offers no recourse for appeal. The phone line for Workforce Solutions is too busy to get through. I just spent my last $100 on food. Now I am broke and will run out of food in about 10 days. Is there any way you can help a loyal constituent? Thanks in advance.
Thank you so much for how you are dealing with the Corona virus. Proud to be a New Mexican and to have such a great Governor...keep up the good work
Mrs. Congress woman please answer me this. As you have semi recently signed into affect the red flag law, are you aware of how many innocent people have been slaughtered in there homes in other states? Many of these said people were nothing more than simple blue collar people who had a few guns to help put some food on the table. I would like to have a very reasonable debate about why you see the red flag law suitable and constitutional in any means. Sure, you may say its “temporary” gun confiscation but it’s hard for someone to get their gun rights back when the government is killing them. And it makes sense trust me, we see it. Politicians especially democratic leaders are scared of the blue collared workers in this country. We know you want the second amendment erased and you know we make up the worlds largest unofficial army, since we all hunt. Did you know last year alone, Texas and Michigan combined made the worlds largest army. Now that’s just two states. So if you don’t mind I would like you to respond so maybe I can better understand this “red flag law”.
Michelle Lujan Grisham There are new Mexicans trapped on the grand princess in Oakland California. Governors of other states have rescued their citizens, including the governor of Nevada. Please help us! Beryl Ward, Santa Fe New Mexico, cell : 8185900346
There WILL be deaths as a result of your corruption. Their deaths will be on YOU.
Albuquerque City Councilors, led by Pat Davis, introduced ordinances today to violate the State Constitution of NM and target law-abiding gun owners. The proposed ordinances would ban the carrying of firearms on all city property, and would pass a version of the "criminal protection act" that would tell you what you can and can't do with a firearm in your own home. Here is the NM State constitution in case they are unaware that they may be breaking the law. CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO ADOPTED JANUARY 21, 1911 Article II – Bill of Rights Sec. 6. [Right to bear arms.] No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms. (As amended November 2, 1971, and November 2, 1986.) Call your City Counselor and let them know what they want to do is a violation of the NM State Constitution. (505) 768-3100
https://www.nationalnursesunited.org/ratios?fbclid=IwAR1EoiR2d1__1O_po2VA63TRL4NyXsHVc29Si3iNwjmwb07OSXBEBpAjpAE Michelle- It's time for New Mexico- Safe care for patients & will bring Nurses here!!
L🤣MFAO........you WANTED to welcome illegals...…….suffer for it...you got what you wanted. Not our problem.....deal with it.
Governor Lujan Grisham, we need to be capping insulin costs for our State. My partner, Shawn has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since he was an adolescent. Every year with his insurance he faces rising costs of insulin, test strips, etc. Every year, he has to deal with them cutting down on his diabetic needs, such as his test strips and routine dr. appointments. He lives pay check to pay check and has taken on a 2nd job and spends almost of his income paying out of pocket to manage his disease in order to live. This is unjust. I am asking for your help on behalf of my love, and all the tens of thousands of New Mexicans who live with this disease who are being taken advantage of by the pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies. Many states and now the State of Colorado , are taking a stand in order to help their citizens living with Diabetes, I am asking you to follow suit. Thank you!