By Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal
Dec. 16, 2022

SANTA FE – With the end of the session approaching, congressional approval of New Mexico’s voter-backed plan to tap more heavily into the permanent school fund is hanging in the balance.

Congress could leave Washington as soon as Dec. 23.

Sen. Martin Heinrich and two other members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation urged outgoing Rep. Yvette Herrell on Friday to help secure final passage of the plan before adjournment.

Heinrich, and Reps. Melanie Stansbury and Teresa Leger Fernández – all Democrats – accused Republicans in the U.S. House of delaying federal action that would respect the will of New Mexico voters and grant approval to the education measure.

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