Jul 31, 2018

Washington, DC (July 31, 2018) Congressman Steve Pearce met today with Secretary Ben Carson to discuss tribal housing in New Mexico. Congressman Pearce and Secretary Carson toured San Felipe Pueblo and held a tribal roundtable in order to gain a first-hand look at New Mexico’s cultural history.

“For New Mexicans, our cultural heritage plays a significant role in the beauty and economy of New Mexico. Because our state has so many tribal lands, preserving this rich cultural heritage has always been a top priority of mine in Congress. That is why I introduced legislation to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA), which provides housing for Native Americans through the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This legislation is sincerely important to not only our state’s heritage, but the tribal communities it will positively impact. I enjoyed meeting with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, today to further discuss tribal housing through a tour of the Pueblo of San Felipe and a roundtable with tribal leaders in the hopes of bringing to light the needs of these tribal communities within New Mexico.”