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Luján Statement On Governor’s Termination Of Contract With Senior Services Agency

on January 6, 2018 - 7:16am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) has released the following statement after news reports indicate that the Martinez administration had rescinded its contract with the agency that coordinates a variety of services for more than 70,000 New Mexico seniors:

“I am alarmed by reports indicating that Gov. Martinez has abruptly terminated contracts with the Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging which serves 32 of the 33 counties in our state and is part of the federally established Area Agencies on Aging,” Luján said. “Seniors in our state depend on the services provided by local Agencies on Aging for everything from help in accessing assisted living, home care and hospice care to mobility assistance programs, meal plans and housing programs. I plan to follow up on the very serious accusations from New Mexico state legislators that the Governor’s action violates federal requirements. That is why I will be asking the Administration on Aging (AoA) within the US Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the matter and inform me of their findings.”