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National Advocacy

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Current Nonprofit Related Issues

Proposed Rule Changes

Nonprofits are waiting for the new OMB guidelines for federal grants.

New Mexico Thrives communicates with our Representatives and Senators to provide information about the needs and concerns of New Mexico's nonprofits.  New Mexico Thrives also partners with the National Council of Nonprofits on national advocacy initiatives.


  • New Mexico Thrives met with Congressional delegates and their staff to brag about the exemplary work on New Mexico nonprofits and to discuss their needs.

New Mexico's Federal Delegation

Contact your congressional delegates to  let them know about the work of your organization and the needs of your community. Find out which staff member has nonprofits in their portfolio. They will be the most direct point of contact with your elected official.


Representative Melanie Stansbury, Congressional District 1


  • House Committee on Natural Resources

    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Ranking Member

  • House Committee on Oversight and Accountability

    • Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and the Federal Workforce

    • Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Federal Workforce

Contact information:

  • website

  • Twitter: @Rep_Stansbury

  • DC Phone: 202-225-6316

Representative Gabe Vasquez, Congressional District 2


  • House Agriculture Committee
    • Conservation, Research and Biotechnology Subcommittee
    • Forestry Subcommittee
  • House Armed Services Committee
    • Strategic Forces Subcommittee, Vice Ranking Member
    • Readiness Subcommittee

Contact information:

  • website

  • Twitter: @RepGabeVasquez

  • DC Phone: 202-225-2365

Representative Teresa Leger Fernandez, Congressional District 3


  • House Rules Committee

    • Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, Ranking Member

  • House Committee on Natural Resources

    • Indian and Insular Affairs Subcommittee, Ranking Member

  • House Committee on Education and the Workforce

    • Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development

Contact information:

  • website

  • Twitter: @RepTeresaLF

  • DC Phone: 202-225-6190

Senator Martin Heinrich


  • U.S. Congress Joint Economic, Chair

  • Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources

  • Senate Committee on Appropriations

    • Senate Appropriations Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, Chair

  • Senate Committee on Intelligence

Contact information:

  • website

  • Twitter: @MartinHeinrich

  • DC Phone: 202-224-5521

Senator Ben Ray Lujan


  • Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry

  • Senate Committee on Budget

  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation

  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

  • Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Contact information:

  • website

  • Twitter: @SenatorLujan

  • DC Phone: 202-224-6621

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Rep. Melanie Stansbury  & Tsiporah Nephesh

D.C. 2023 PHOTOS

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Rep.  Teresa Leger Fernandez &
Tsiporah Nephesh

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