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New Mexico congressman seeks broad voter access

The Associated Press
January 31, 2019 07:53 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan has urged the New Mexico state Legislature to move forward with efforts to increase access to voting and provide new options for medical insurance in the state.

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Lujan addressed a joint session of the state House and Senate on Thursday.

The sixth term congressman for northern New Mexico expressed support for the adoption of same-day voter registration and automatic registration during transactions at state Motor Vehicle Division offices.

He also wants New Mexico to create an accessible buy-in option for Medicaid coverage for people who make too much money to qualify or receive other federal health care subsidies.

The election of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to succeed a Republican has opened the door to reform proposals on climate change, gun control and decriminalizing drugs that were off limits for eight years.

Democrats in the U.S. House recently elected Lujan to the No. 4 leadership post as assistant Democratic leader.

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