Luján Touts American Rescue Plan Relief for Local Communities in Meeting with Pecos and San Miguel County Leaders
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) met with Pecos Mayor Ted Benavidez and San Miguel County Commissioners Janice Varela and Martin Sena to discuss relief in the American Rescue Plan to help New Mexicans recover and rebuild. Senator Luján shared updates on provisions that he helped secure to provide relief to local governments, support New Mexico farmers and ranchers, and get vaccine shots into arms.
“It was a pleasure meeting with Mayor Benavidez and Commissioners Varela and Sena to discuss how the American Rescue Plan is helping Pecos and San Miguel County recover and rebuild from the pandemic. I was proud to help secure relief for local governments in the American Rescue Plan, including nearly $5.3 million for San Miguel County, to continue essential services and keep workers on the job,” said Luján. “As Congress negotiates an infrastructure package, I’ll continue working to include provisions that will create new jobs and opportunities for New Mexicans and meet community needs.”