Navajo Nation - Office of the President and Vice President
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer extend their appreciation to the New Mexico State Legislature for working together with the Navajo Nation in support of Senate Bill 212, which was approved by the New Mexico State Senate on Tuesday, and the House of Representatives on Wednesday. If signed into law by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, the bill would provide approximately $14.8 million in Capital Outlay Funds for Navajo chapters in the state of New Mexico.
“On behalf of our communities in the state of New Mexico, we thank the New Mexico State Legislature for supporting these much-needed projects and initiatives. Throughout the state’s legislative session, we had the opportunity to meet with many legislators and present our Nation’s priorities related to infrastructure, capital projects, and job creation. We look forward to having Governor Lujan Grisham sign the bill into law. I also thank the members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council and all of the Chapter officials for their advocacy and support during the legislative session,” said President Nez.
On February 4, President Nez met with Governor Lujan Grisham, House Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Dist. 47), and multiple state legislators at the New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to advocate for legislative priorities on behalf of the Navajo Nation including capital outlay funds.
“We are pleased to see funds for chapters as well as the Rhino Health glove manufacturing facility in Church Rock, which continues to create jobs for our Navajo people. We appreciate the support and work of many throughout the legislative session,” stated Vice President Lizer.
Senate Bill 212 will be delivered to the Office of the Governor for consideration. The $14.8 million project listing is below.