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President Obama Signs a New Executive Order to Protect LGBT Workers

“Many of you have worked for a long time to see this day coming.” Those were President Obama’s words to the audience in the East Room of the White House this morning, before he signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. At the signing,

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Introduces Legislation to Promote Renewable Energy and Efficiency

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District has introduced legislation that will promote energy savings through increased efficiency standards and increased investments in renewable energy, such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, and biomass.  The American Renewable Energy and Efficiency Act, introduced by Luján and Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont – both members of

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Weekly Address: Equipping Workers with Skills Employers Need Now and for the Future

In this week’s address, the President discussed the importance of ensuring that the economic progress we’ve made is shared by all hardworking Americans. Through his opportunity agenda, the President is focused on creating more jobs, educating more kids, and working to make sure hard work pays off with higher wages and better benefits. This week,

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MSNBC Chuck Todd Names 2 “Rising Stars” in New Mexico

MSNBC reporter Chuck Todd announced his 2 choices for “rising stars” in New Mexico—Democratic SOS nominee Maggie Toulouse-Oliver and State Senator Jacob Candelaria. “This is great news! New Mexicans already know that Maggie is one of the best county clerks in the state and will make an incredible Secretary of State. Jacob has made a

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Signs on to Constitutional Amendment to Limit Money in Politics

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced today that he has joined in an effort to limit money in politics by introducing an amendment to the United States Constitution.  The constitutional amendment would overturn Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheon v. FEC in an effort to reduce the

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