Luján Highlights New Mexico’s National Laboratories and Infrastructure Investments in Meeting with Energy Secretary

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) met with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to discuss the American Jobs Plan. During the meeting, Senator Luján highlighted the need to drive investments for New Mexico’s National Laboratories and champion a Clean Energy Standard to address the climate crisis. Senator Luján secured key investments in the American Jobs Plan to upgrade research infrastructure at National Laboratories across the nation and establish an Energy Efficiency and Clean Electricity Standard (EECES) to modernize power generation and deliver clean electricity.

“The American Jobs Plan builds on the progress of the American Rescue Plan to put Americans back to work and empower communities to recover and rebuild. New Mexico’s National Laboratories play a key role in our economy, and I was proud to meet with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to ensure that our National Labs continue to play a leading role in climate action and driving innovation.

“The Biden-Harris administration understands that now is not the time to slow down our efforts to support the American people. Instead, the American Jobs Plan is a once-in-a-generation investment in our future that is widely supported by communities across America. I look forward to working with the administration to move this legislation forward to create millions of new, good-paying jobs, rebuild our infrastructure, and restore America’s global leadership in innovation.”



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