NM Rep. Kelly Fajardo Tapped for Key National Committee

FOR IMMDIATE RELEASEJuly 17, 2019 LOS LUNAS, NM—New Mexico Representative Kelly Fajardo (R-Los Lunas) has been selected by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to serve on the organization’s Legislator Nominating Committee. With this appointment, Fajardo will help select the group’s leaders and guide its future direction. NCSL is a national organization that supports […]

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Corporate profits, not politics, the reason for NM film boom

Corporate profits, not politics, the reason for NM film boom  Rep. Paul Bandy (R-Aztec) and Rep. Phelps Anderson (R-Roswell) Recently, we read in disbelief the Albuquerque Journal headline, “Abortion politics help fuel NM film boom.” The headline is flat-out wrong about the reason behind Hollywood’s presence in our state.  The film business is just like any corporate enterprise. While studio executives and film stars may support our state’s social policies, ultimately everything revolves around the […]

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House Republicans Strengthen Their Call for National Guard Redeployment and State-Led Crisis Response Team for Border Emergency

SANTA FE—Today, House Republicans renewed their request to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to redeploy National Guard troops to border and create a state-led crisis response team to coordinate activities related to the border emergency in New Mexico. The lawmakers resubmitted their request in response to the letter Lujan Grisham sent to them on May 21. […]

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NM House Republican Leader James Townsend Nominates Carlsbad Resident Dr. Judy Villanueva to State Ethics Commission

    ARTESIA—New Mexico House Republican Leader James Townsend (R-Artesia) has nominated Carlsbad resident Judy P. Villanueva, Ph.D., to serve on the newly formed New Mexico State Ethics Commission. Dr. Villanueva possesses a wealth of knowledge in organizational management and planning, which will aid the commission as they set up operations this year.   Dr. Villanueva’s educational background includes various areas of administration. She has an undergraduate degree in […]

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House Republicans to Governor: National Guard, More Coordination Needed On The Border

SANTA FE—Today, House Republicans sent a letter to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham requesting that she re-deploy New Mexico National Guard troops back to the state’s border with Mexico. The representatives also asked her to appoint a crisis response team led by New Mexico’s Secretary of Homeland Security to coordinate immigration response efforts throughout the state.   House Republicans stated that many New Mexico cities and counties were struggling […]

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Rep. Rebecca Dow Applauds Virgin Galactic Announcement

Commercial spaceflight company to move its operations to NM’s Spaceport this summer.  SANTA FE—Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-Truth or Consequences) applauded the announcement made this morning by Virgin Galactic that the company plans to move its commercial spaceflight operations to Spaceport America in southern New Mexico this summer.   Dow attended a press conference earlier today with […]

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State leaders more concerned about soundbites than protecting the border

 By House Republican Leader James Townsend (R-Artesia)  The situation on the U.S.-Mexico border is an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe. In times like these, one’s character is revealed, which is why the response from New Mexico’s political leaders is so disheartening.   The headlines this past month have been alarming. More than 650 people crossing the border were taken […]

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