Ben Ray Luján Reception

  • San Francisco, CA United States

Job creation, reforming health insurance, building a clean energy economy, and standing up for consumers have been key priorities for Rep. Luján.

Rep. Lujan sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee and is a member of the Communications and Techology Subcommittee.  Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Luján served as the Chairman of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. As a Commissioner, Rep. Luján worked with his colleagues to develop a renewable portfolio standard to increase renewable energy production by New Mexico utilities to 20 percent of their total production by 2020 and to diversify utilities’ renewable portfolios to include solar energy. On behalf of the state of New Mexico, Rep. Luján joined his fellow Commissioners from California, Oregon, and Washington to sign onto the Joint Action Framework on Climate Change to create regional solutions to climate change.

As Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus' Green Economy and Renewable Energy Task Force, Lujan has initiated pieces of legislation regarding renewable energy such as the SOLAR Act. In 2009, he co-authored the Community College Energy Training Act.