Issue Position: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Issue Position

By:  Ben Lujan, Jr.
Date: Jan. 1, 2011
Location: Unknown

"There is still much work that needs to be done, but it is clear that the Recovery Act is making a difference. Right here in New Mexico the Recovery Act has saved jobs for teachers, police officers and fire fighters, while creating jobs and cutting taxes for small businesses and families. After eight years of policies that pushed our economy to reach the brink of disaster, we have taken steps to put our country on the path to recovery. I'm encouraged by the success of the Recovery Act, and I will continue to work with local communities and small businesses in New Mexico to find ways to improve our economy and create jobs." -- Rep. Ben Ray Luján

During this time of economic difficulty, Rep. Lujan's top priority is to get our economy back on track. One of the most important tools to achieve this goal is the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which Rep. Lujan supported and President Barack Obama signed into law in February 2009. This was an important step, but we still have hard work ahead of us to put our country back on the right path.