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Press Releases

Leger Fernández Talks Impact of Expanded and Improved Child Tax Credit
May 14, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández joined


May 12, 2021
WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández secured USDA’s commitment to review its policies around lunch shaming in order to strengthen protections for children during today’s Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee hearing.
Issues: Economy Health

May 11, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández announced nearly $143 million in emergency funding for colleges, universities, and students in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District under the A

Issues: Education

May 6, 2021
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández (D-NM) and Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced legislation that would create a new grant program administered by the Department of Labor to hire America’s unemployed and underemployed journalists and writers to document the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. 

April 30, 2021
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.), Don Young (R-Alaska), Tom Cole (R-Okla.), and Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to prohibit the exporting of sacred Native American items and increase penalties for stealing and illegally trafficking Tribal cultural patrimony

April 28, 2021

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández (NM-03) released the following statement following President Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress: 


April 28, 2021
SANTA FE - Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández invited David Elliot, a Taos resident who stepped up to serve his community throughout the pandemic and helped form the Enchanted Circle Community Organizations Active in Disaster to address challenges facing Taos County, as her virtual guest to President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress today.   

April 20, 2021
WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández, Freshman Representative for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, joined caucus leadership for a meeting with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss the issues of greatest impact to Latino communities. 

April 14, 2021
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández (NM-03) reintroduced the bill to establish the Cerro de la Olla Wilderness within the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument.

Early Childhood Education & Development Press Conference
April 9, 2021

Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández (NM-03), New Mexico's Early Childhood Education and Care Department Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky, Lieutenant Governor Howie Morales, and Annette Arellano, a Pre-K teacher from Taos, released the following statements after a virtual press conference on the American Rescue Plan’s impact on early childhood education and deve

Issues: Education