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Rep. Ben Ray Luján
Since he was sworn into Congress in January 2009, Rep. Luján has worked to get our economy back on track, reform health insurance, and stand up for consumers.

Rep. Luján serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee, where he continues to build on his work to promote a clean energy economy and support efforts to expand the mission of our national labs in an effort to create good jobs for our communities. With his previous assignment as a member of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Rep. Luján has been an advocate for improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum in our schools to ensure that our children are prepared to compete in a global economy.

Rep. Luján serves as co-chair of the bipartisan Technology Transfer Caucus, which he helped create in an effort to bring together members who share the goal of strengthening our economy by helping move technological innovations from national labs and universities to the marketplace. He is also co-chair of the Science and National Labs Caucus and First Vice Chair of the Hispanic Caucus. At the beginning of 2013, Rep. Luján was appointed to the House Democratic Leadership as a Chief Deputy Whip

Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Luján served as Chairman of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, New Mexico’s deputy state treasurer, and the New Mexico Cultural Affairs Department's director of administrative services and chief financial officer.

Entries by Rep. Ben Ray Luján

Engaging Minorities in Our Nation's Energy Future

(4) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 11:14 PM

I recently had the honor of participating in a congressional forum highlighting the Minorities in Energy Initiative hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. This initiative seeks to connect diverse stakeholders -- businesses, communities, schools, and individuals -- to address challenges and opportunities for minority engagement in the energy sector....

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Clean Energy Jobs -- A Win for the Latino Community, A Win for Our Country

(5) Comments | Posted May 7, 2010 | 4:01 PM

Latinos are the fastest growing demographic of our population in the United States, and--while not always at the top of the news--Latinos care about clean energy legislation. In fact, according to a recently-released poll, Latinos in three important swing states - Colorado, Florida and Nevada - believe climate change to...

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