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Navajo Nation Council Budget and Finance Committee begins to eliminate red tape in the procurement process

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WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. — The 25th Navajo Nation Council’s Budget and Finance Committee passed Legislation No. 0075-23, sponsored by Council Delegate Seth Damon (Bááháálí, Chichiltah, Manuelito, Tsé Lichíí’, Rock Springs, Tsayatoh),  which amends sections of the Navajo Nation Procurement regulations on May 16. The...

Nygren, Curley advocate for the Navajo Nation at the Department of the Interior

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren and Speaker Crystalyne Curley advocated on behalf of the Navajo Nation at the U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee meeting hosted by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland in Washington, D.C. May 16.

In 2021, Haaland announced the formation of the Department’s first-ever Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee, to ensure tribal leaders have direct and consistent contact and communication with the current and future Department officials to facilitate discussions on intergovernmental responsibilities, exchange views, share information and provide advice and recommendations regarding Departmental...

Gov. Lujan Grisham to serve on U.S. Climate Alliance Executive Committee

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has been selected to serve on the executive committee of the U.S. Climate Alliance.

This appointment puts Lujan Grisham and the State of New Mexico at the forefront of the global movement to combat climate change. It also recognizes the innovative steps that the governor’s administration has taken to address climate change and protect the environment.

“I am honored to have my peers elect me to this important position with the U.S. Climate Alliance,” Lujan Grisham said. “New Mexico is undoubtedly recognized as a global leader in developing policies to mitigate climate change, and I look forward to working with my counterparts in 24 other...

Rep. Leger Fernández calls on colleagues to prevent a catastrophic default

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández issued the following statement on Debt Limit:

“The United States pays its bills. Unfortunately, Speaker McCarthy is taking us to the brink of economic disaster by refusing to raise the debt limit - something that was regularly done under House Democratic Leadership and by Republicans under the former President.

If we don’t raise the debt limit by as early as June 1, it would plunge the United States into a catastrophic recession. Millions would lose their jobs. Seniors wouldn’t receive Social Security, servicemembers wouldn’t get paid, millions of families would lose nutrition support, and veterans would lose their...

Gov. Lujan Grisham to pursue anti-hazing legislation in next session

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a statement following the filing of another lawsuit against a public higher education institution related to sexual abuse:

“I am appalled by the allegations at New Mexico public universities involving hazing and abuse - outrage doesn’t go far enough. It is the responsibility of higher education leadership and governing boards to establish a safe, healthy environment for students, and I’m incredibly disappointed that it does not appear to be a priority at some of the state’s public colleges and universities.  

“I — along with my administration — have ZERO tolerance for abuse of any kind, and I will root out cultures of hazing and...

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