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LUJÁN, Ben Ray

LUJÁN, Ben Ray
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LUJÁN, Ben Ray, A Senator and a Representative from New Mexico; born in Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, N.Mex., June 7, 1972; graduated from Pojoaque Valley High School, Santa Fe, N. Mex., 1990; attended University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.Mex., 1990-1995; B.B.A., New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, N.Mex., 2007; member of the N.Mex. public regulation commission, 2004-2008; chairman, N.Mex. public regulation commission, 2005-2007; N.Mex. deputy state treasurer; director of administrative services, N.Mex. state cultural affairs department; chief financial officer, N.Mex. state cultural affairs department; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Eleventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-January 3, 2021); assistant Speaker (One Hundred Sixteenth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives but was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 2020 for the term ending January 3, 2027.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Ben Ray Luján" in Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2013.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Energy and Commerce
  • House Committee - Homeland Security
  • House Committee - Natural Resources
  • House Committee - Science and Technology
  • House Committee - Science, Space, and Technology
  • House Committee - Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
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