New Mexico State Legislature Approves $14.8M Capital Outlay Funds for Navajo Nation

WINDOW ROCK, AZ – The New Mexico State Legislature worked together with the Navajo Nation in support of Senate Bill 212, which was approved by the State Senate and the House of Representatives this week. If signed into law by New Mexico Gov. 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,” said Navajo Nation President Nez. “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.”

On Feb. 4, President Nez met with Gov. Lujan Grisham, House Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Dist. 47), and multiple state legislators at the New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe, NM, 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,” said Navajo Nation Vice President Lizer. “We appreciate the support and work of many throughout the legislative session.”

Senate Bill 212 will now be delivered to the Governor Grisham for consideration.