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Leger Fernández introduces bill to help New Mexicans build financial literacy skills

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández reintroduced the Financial Fitness Act on June 4. The bill will create a public personal finance education portal on the Department of Education website to help students and families grow their financial literacy skills and better prepare for their...

Governor issues statement on Biden's executive order to secure the border

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WASHINGTON D.C.  — U.S. President Joe Biden announced new measures to secure the U.S.'s Southern border on June 4. There new Executive Order bars migrants who cross unlawfully from receiving asylum.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement after Biden's announcement:

“As a border state governor and former chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, I’m encouraged by President Biden’s plan to rein in illegal border crossings and help our nation's immigration officers manage this challenge," she said. In New Mexico, I’ve long emphasized the need for more border agents to help crack down on drug and human trafficking. While only Congress can provide those...

President Nygren disputes ‘false accusations’ by Vice President

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Montoya alleged incident occurred last August

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — During a May 28 press conference, Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren asserted nothing inappropriate, untoward or in violation of any policy occurred between him and Navajo Nation Vice President Richelle Montoya at a meeting last August, as she has alleged.

“I am deeply offended that I have been shamelessly slandered about this meeting,” Nygren said. “This has led to unnecessary confusion. The Vice President’s statement last August did not support these accusations in any way. Her stories have been inconsistent and have changed over time.”

He said he asked the Vice President to meet with him only because...

Heinrich questions FDA commissioner on multiple issues

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WASHINGTON D.C. —  During a hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the Food and Drug Administration on May 8, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees funding for the FDA, urged FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf to prioritize preparation for virus threats from livestock, inspections at infant formula facilities, and addressing illicit vaping products, and reinforced the safety of mifepristone.

Heinrich asked Califf about contamination in food and milk caused by the recent Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak, commonly known as the bird flu. Califf shared the need to prepare for the possibility of...

Lujan Grisham announces special session starting July 18

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SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced on April 17 she will call the New Mexico Legislature into a special session on July 18 to take up additional public safety protections that New Mexicans demand.

The governor said she decided to convene a special session to allow lawmakers to finish what they started during the 30-day session. Based on discussions with legislative leadership, the governor anticipates that the special session will be completed within several days.

“While we made some progress toward a safer New Mexico during the 30-day day session, we agree that we must do more,” Lujan Grisham said. “The special session in July will enable us to deliver...

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