Luján Attends NNSA Albuquerque Complex Grand Opening

Albuquerque N.M. – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) joined National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator Jill Hruby, NNSA Sandia Field Office Manager Dr. Daryl Hauck, and U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) for the grand opening of the General John A. Gordon Albuquerque Complex. The new facility provides a safe, modern, and reliable workspace for approximately 1,200 employees in Albuquerque. This complex will also house multiple organizations that fulfill unique and essential roles by providing programmatic, technical support, legal, security, procurement, human resources, business, and administrative functions that directly support the NNSA national security mission.

Last year, Senator Luján secured an amendment in the Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competition Act to invest $17 billion in Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories and User Facilities to help support the entire U.S. innovation system to strengthen America’s global security and competitiveness.

Last year, Senator Luján also introduced the Restore and Modernize Our National Labs Act, to invest $30 billion in deferred maintenance projects and infrastructure improvements at America’s National Labs. This legislation was incorporated in the House-passed America COMPETES Act and received a hearing by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on March 1st, 2022.

“I’m honored to celebrate the grand opening of the new NNSA Administrative Building. This state-of-the-art facility will replace outdated 1950s era buildings so NNSA can fully meet the needs of its core missions,” said Luján. “Our National Labs are the crown jewel of American research an innovation. At a time when countries like China are building their own national lab network, we must invest in our labs. That’s why I worked to secure an investment of $17 billion in the Senate’s bipartisan innovation bill. This funding will help ensure our security and competitiveness by supporting science and technology in the industries of the future.”



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