Ben (Ben Ray) Ray Lujan, Jr. (D-USH03)
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Capitol: 202.225.6190
FAX: 202.226.1528
District: 505.994.0499
District FAX: 505.994.0550
Representative
Room 2323 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3103

Residence: Nambe, NM
Elected: 2008    Next Election: 2020
DOB: 6/7/1972
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Nuclear Cleanup Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Technology Transfer Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Science and National Labs Caucus
MemberHouse Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
FC MemberHouse Beef Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nepal Caucus
FC MemberHouse Algae Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Transparency Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberCongressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Mexico Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
FC MemberCongressional Land Conservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports-to-Plains Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberNational Heritage Area Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberPopulist Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
FC MemberCongressional #FutureForum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cyber Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus

Bio

Born and raised in New Mexico, Congressman Ben Ray Lujan grew up in Nambe, a small farming community north of Santa Fe, bordered by the pueblos of Nambe and Pojoaque. There, he learned the time-honored traditions and values of New Mexico from his family and community. Since being sworn into Congress in 2008, Congressman Lujan has worked to create good-paying jobs in New Mexico, increase access to affordable, quality health care, protect New Mexico's natural resources, build a clean energy economy, and restore checks and balances in our government. He is a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, sitting on the Health Subcommittee, Consumer Protection & Commerce Subcommittee, and the Communications & Technology Subcommittee.

Congressman Lujan has focused on spurring local economic growth through a number of legislative initiatives. His bill to make it easier for local entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to the marketplace was signed into law. He has also written legislation that would leverage New Mexico's labs to drive job creation while addressing tomorrow's energy challenges. And, the Congressman is a strong supporter of expanding access to broadband to close the digital divide in underserved communities.

He has also been a fierce advocate for environmental protection in New Mexico. Lujan was part of an effort during the Obama administration to establish a national monument designation for the Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation Area Establishment Act, preserving one of New Mexico's great treasures. Lujan is a long-time advocate for New Mexico's acequias and traditional lands. He continually works to ensure adequate funding for these cultural assets through both the legislation he has authored and through the Farm Bill. He's also supports rural farming and ranching by securing grants to help food producing communities advance entrepreneurship. Throughout his time in Congress, Lujan has fought to increase New Mexicans' access to quality health care, no matter where someone lives or how much money they make. He has had legislation signed into law to bolster the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), strengthen Medicaid and Medicare, and combat the opioid crisis. He has also secured behavioral health care funding for expanded prevention, treatment, and recovery services in New Mexico and across the country.

Congressman Lujan represents his diverse district by participating in a variety of Caucuses, including the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Native American Caucus. He serves as co-chair of the bipartisan National Labs Caucus and the Congressional Cleanup Caucus. Lujan is a founding member of the Tech Transfer Caucus, which works to move technological innovations from New Mexico's national labs and universities into the marketplace.

In 2013, Congressman Lujan was appointed to the House Democratic Leadership as a Chief Deputy Whip. In the 114th Congress, Lujan served as Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and was elected by his colleagues to again serve in this role for the 115th Congress. He currently serves as the Assistant Speaker in the 116th Congress.

Prior to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Lujan served as the Chairman of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. As a Commissioner, he worked with his colleagues to develop a renewable portfolio standard to increase clean energy production by New Mexico utilities. He also advocated for first responders, working to overhaul the New Mexico Fire Fund so that all distributions from the fund would go to improving fire services in New Mexico.

Prior to his service on the Public Regulation Commission, Congressman Lujan was the New Mexico Cultural Affairs Department's director of administrative services and chief financial officer.

Congressman Lujan earned his Bachelor's degree from New Mexico Highlands University in Business Administration.








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