Luján Applauds Biden-Harris Administration’s Decisive Action to Strengthen National Response to COVID-19
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the Biden-Harris administration’s decisive action to strengthen the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
“With more than 400,000 American lives lost to this virus, the American people finally have leaders in the White House who are taking decisive action to change the course of this pandemic and save lives and livelihoods.
“Today’s actions announced by the Biden-Harris administration to develop a national COVID-19 strategy, expand testing and treatment, administer vaccines, and advance health equity are an important step toward defeating this virus and securing what is needed to recover and rebuild. President Biden will also invoke the Defense Production Act, as I have repeatedly called for, to manufacture and deliver lifesaving supplies for vaccines, testing, and Personal Protective Equipment. There is more work ahead of us, and I will continue working with the new administration and state, local, and Tribal leaders to deliver much-needed relief to New Mexicans.”