Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Pueblo of Laguna Tribal Council Votes Unanimously To Endorse Martin Heinrich for U.S. Senate
The Pueblo of Laguna announced their endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate Martin Heinrich today. The decision was made official when the tribal council voted unanimously over the weekend to back Heinrich.
"The Pueblo of Laguna proudly endorses Congressman Martin Heinrich for the U.S. Senate,” said Pueblo of Laguna Governor Rick Luarkie. “Congressman Heinrich has consistently supported our Pueblo’s efforts in health care, natural resources and economic development. He has always had an open door and we look forward to his continued support in the senate."
Martin Heinrich has been a leader in Congress on the many issues faced by New Mexico’s tribes, pueblos, and nations. Heinrich was instrumental in passing the Indian Health Care Improvement Act and is currently spearheading the Helping to Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act (HEARTH Act), a bill to remove bureaucratic red-tape between Native American families and homeownership.
Since announcing his candidacy, Heinrich has received overwhelming support from Indian Country, including the Mescalero Apache Tribe, Taos Pueblo, Pueblo of Pojoaque, Eastern Navajo Agency Council, Shiprock Chapter of the Navajo Nation, and former President of the National Congress of American Indians Joe A. Garcia.