Nambé, N.M. - Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, joined bipartisan members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in introducing the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act, legislation that would reaffirm that Tribal public health authorities are entitled access to public health data. This bill comes after Politico reported earlier this summer that the federal government was withholding life-saving information from Tribal health authorities.
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U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the National Institute on Aging, has awarded $1,069,505 to the University of New Mexico (UNM) Memory and Aging Center to conduct research on health disparities in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease among rural populations, with a particular focus… Continue Reading
U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) celebrated the passage of the "Minibus II" appropriations package in the House of Representatives. The package includes the following Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations bills: Defense; Commerce-Justice-Science; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Labor-HHS-Education, and Transportation-HUD.
Assistant Speaker Luján secured funding to implement his Department of Energy National Labs Jobs ACCESS Act… Continue Reading