New Mexico House Democrats

Governor Vetoes Critical Investment in Tribal and Pueblo Broadband and Infrastructure Projects

Santa Fe, NM –Yesterday, Governor Martinez line-item vetoed numerous measures to invest in Native communities and infrastructure in tribes and pueblos across New Mexico, from the annual budget. These investments, included in House Bill 2, would have expanded broadband access, helped close the achievement gap, improved emergency communications, diversified local economies, and invested in water projects.

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Representative Javier Martínez Receives Ohtli Award, Recognized by Mexican Government and National Association for Bilingual Education

Santa Fe, N.M. – Following the legislative session, Representative Javier Martínez received the Ohtli Award from the Mexican Government, one of the highest honors given to those living outside Mexico. The Ohtli Award is bestowed upon leaders that have made significant contributions to the Mexican community in the United States and will be conferred at the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) conference.

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Two Bills to Protect Ill and Vulnerable New Mexicans Signed into Law

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight, two bills with bipartisan support from the House and Senate were signed by Governor Martinez and will now become law.

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Rep. Nathan Small’s Bill to Protect New Mexico’s Drinking Water is Signed by the Governor

Santa Fe, NM – Tonight, a bill to ensure New Mexican communities have safe drinking water by making it a crime to lie to inspectors from the New Mexico Environment Department was signed by the Governor. House Bill 142, sponsored by Rep. Nathan Small (D-Las Cruces), imposes criminal penalties for owners and operators of public water systems who lie to inspectors from the Department of the Environment.

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Rep. Sweetser’s Bill to Expand Internet Access in Schools Signed into Law

Santa Fe – Today, a bill to expand internet access in schools and libraries across the state was signed into law by the Governor. HB 207, introduced by Representative Candie Sweetser (D-Deming), would appropriate money from the general fund for broadband infrastructure in public school, tribal, and community libraries.

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Speaker Brian Egolf Appears on C-SPAN, Highlights Bipartisanship and Economic Development

Santa Fe, N.M. ­– Today, Speaker Brian Egolf appeared on C-SPAN’s “50 Capitals Tour” series to speak about how national issues are playing out at in New Mexico. Aboard the C-SPAN bus in Santa Fe, Speaker Brian Egolf highlighted the New Mexico Legislature’s bipartisanship and commitment to diversifying New Mexico’s economy. 

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Democrats Stand Up for New Mexico Families

Santa Fe, NM – The 54th Legislature came to a close today at noon. House Democrats passed legislation to fund education, grow the economy, promote job creation, and increase public safety.

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TODAY: House Democratic Leadership to Brief Media on 2018 Session

Santa Fe, N.M. -



Press Conference


Speaker’s Office, Room 104, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501


Thursday, February 14, 2018 immediately after the floor session ends


House Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe)

House Majority Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton (D-Albuquerque)

House Majority Whip Doreen Gallegos (D-Las Cruces)

House Appropriations and Finance Committee Chair Patty Lundstrom (D-Gallup)



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Rep. Ely: Guardianship Bill Goes a Long Way for New Mexico’s Most Vulnerable

Santa Fe, NM – Today, the House passed changes to New Mexico’s guardianship system, which has been under fire the past few years for lack of oversight. SB 19 as amended, would provide more transparency and safeguards for protected persons and their families. 

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Bipartisan Public Safety Package Awaits Governor’s Signature

Senate Overwhelmingly Supports House Bipartisan Public Safety Package

Santa Fe, NM – The bipartisan public safety package that passed the House and Senate with overwhelming support now awaits the Governor’s signature. 

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