Luján Statement on Biden-Harris Inauguration, Executive Actions
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and the executive actions announced by the Biden-Harris administration:
“Today, the American people, and millions of viewers around the world, watched the historic inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The peaceful transition of power is a time honored tradition in our democracy, and once again America demonstrated to the world that governance by the people will always prevail. President Biden’s message of healing and unity shows that our country is ready for a new direction, one that will allow us to build back better.
“The Biden-Harris administration today took action to strengthen America’s response to COVID-19, at home and abroad; extend federal eviction and foreclosure moratoriums and pause student loan payments; act on climate and protect America’s public lands and sacred sites; protect our Dreamers; and advance racial equity and justice. I look forward to working with my congressional colleagues and the new administration to bring our country together and deliver on the priorities of New Mexicans and the American people.”