Luján introduces bill to address ongoing land status issues in northwestern New Mexico

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Contact: Jared King
Communications Director
Navajo Nation Washington Office
202-200-0625
jking@nnwo.org

 

***LEGISLATIVE ALERT***

Luján introduces bill to address ongoing land status issues in northwestern New Mexico

WASHINGTON—On July 23, Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., introduced HR 5176, bipartisan legislation that would allow the Navajo Nation to protect lands selected in New Mexico. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., is an original co-sponsor of the bill.

The legislation would allow holders of preference right lease applications to exchange the applications for bidding rights on other federal lands. 

The Navajo Nation would then receive full and clear title to the selected lands in New Mexico.

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