New Mexico House Democrats

Rep. Nathan Small’s Bill to Promote Dual Credit Program Passes Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Today, the House Education Committee passed Rep. Nathan Small’s (D-Las Cruces) Memorial to promote the growth and expansion of New Mexico’s dual credit program. House Memorial 46 convenes a task force between the Higher Education Department and the Public Education Department to recommend a strategy to bolster this program seeing success across the state.

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Reps. Angelica Rubio, Joanne Ferrary Recognize the Role of Hispanic New Mexicans in Conservation

Santa Fe, NM – Today, HM 37, sponsored by Rep. Angelica Rubio (D-Las Cruces) and Rep. Joanne Ferrary (D-Las Cruces), passed the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants and Cultural Affairs Committee. The memorial recognizes the role of Hispanic New Mexicans in protecting and preserving the land, water, and wildlife across the country, but particularly in New Mexico.

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House Judiciary Committee Passes Comprehensive, Bipartisan Public Safety Package

Bills Would Improve Public Safety for New Mexico Communities

Santa Fe, NM- Today, a bipartisan, comprehensive public safety package passed the House Judiciary Committee. The package includes bills sponsored by Reps. Nate Gentry (R-Albuquerque), Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque), David E. Adkins (R-Albuquerque), Reps. Elizabeth Thomson (D-Albuquerque), and Daymon Ely (D-Corrales). This package is a bipartisan effort to keep New Mexico communities safe by using a framework that addresses crime across the entire criminal justice system.

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N.M. House Passes Bipartisan Budget to Invest in New Mexico’s Economy

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed a bipartisan budget to invest in New Mexico’s economy and put the state back on track. The 2019 Fiscal Year budget includes a total of $6.32 billion in funding that will invest in public schools, increase support for job training and economic development, boost teachers’ salaries, ensure the judiciary is properly funded, support public safety measures, fund roads and infrastructure projects across the state, and backfill agencies that experienced drastic cuts.

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Press Advisory: House Judiciary Committee Presents Comprehensive, Bipartisan Public Safety Package

Santa Fe, NM - Today, a bipartisan, comprehensive public safety package will be presented in the House Judiciary Committee. The package includes bills sponsored by Reps. Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson (D-Albuquerque), Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque), Daymon Ely (D-Corrales), Nate Gentry (R-Albuquerque), and David E. Adkins (R-Albuquerque).

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Rep. Lente’s Bill to Improve Native American Students’ Success Passes Committee

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, a bill sponsored by Rep. Derrick Lente (D-Sandia Pueblo) that would improve Native American students’ success passed with bipartisan support in the House State Government, Indian and Veteran Affairs Committee. HB 151 requires a needs assessment to determine the services public school districts need to provide Native American students to improve graduation rates and college readiness.

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Majority Floor Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton’s Memorial to Examine Public Safety Needs Passes the House

Santa Fe, NM – Monday, House Joint Memorial 9 (HJM 9), sponsored by House Majority Floor Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton (D-Albuquerque), passed the House Floor. The memorial would create safer communities by addressing public safety needs across the state through direct communication with public safety stakeholders.

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Rep. Javier Martínez Stands Behind Effort to Fix Disastrous REAL ID Alternative

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Representative Javier Martínez (D-Albuquerque) stood behind lead organizations’ lawsuit calling for a fix to the disastrous non-REAL ID, known as a Driver’s Authorization Card, which was meant to be an alternative to the REAL ID license. The administration’s implementation of the alternative ID has made it extremely difficult for senior citizens, the homeless, Native Americans, immigrants, and rural New Mexicans to attain identification.

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McCamley, Morales to Urge Governor to Add Bill in Support of Net Neutrality to Legislative Session

Santa Fe, NM - On Tuesday, January 30th, Rep. Bill McCamley and Sen. Howie Morales (D-Silver City), sponsors of measures that would protect small businesses, students, schools, and families in New Mexico from price gauging and unequal internet access, will hold a press conference to urge the Governor to send a message to the legislature so the measures may be considered in the 2018 Legislative session.

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House Democrats’ Bill to Invest in Road Infrastructure Passes Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Thursday, the House Transportation, Public Works, and Capital Improvements Committee passed HB 3, which would appropriate $862.8 million to the New Mexico Department of Transportation to provide improvements and updates to the state’s highway infrastructure. HB 3 was introduced by Democratic Reps. Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque) and Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales (D-Taos) to invest in local communities and improve roads across the state.

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