We are praying good health for all!
Five coronavirus cases surfaced at the Capitol over the last week.
FGGAM just received this news release from the New Mexico House GOP. We are praying for the good health of all. I just got a text message that a friend of ours, Mary J Cobb is at UNM Hospital fighting for her life on a ventilator because of COVID! Please pray! Mask Up!
RELEASE: House GOP Leaders COVID outbreak response
A statement from House Republican Leader Jim Townsend (Artesia), and House Republican Whip Rod Montoya (Farmington):
“The Speaker has chosen to address the very serious COVID crisis in the Roundhouse by relaying a political narrative to the media that House Republicans had a catered lunch. The allegation of a catered lunch is nothing more than a red-herring. A member did pick up individually packaged meals that were distributed to members. Restaurant, homemade and individually packaged meals are eaten by everyone who is working in the Capitol. Under the Governor’s public health order, New Mexicans are allowed to remove their masks to eat and drink beverages. We would like clarification if that is not the case, either in the public health order or within the COVID-safe rules in the Roundhouse.
The Speaker should show more concern about the five, unrelated to House Republicans, positive cases within the Roundhouse. We have verified with all of our staff and lawmakers that there are not any further positive cases. We have issued notice to our entire staff and caucus that if they have been exposed they must immediately follow COVID protocol and quarantine. Additionally House Republicans have been open and transparent about the single case within our legislative caucus. Our leadership chose immediately to address the positive test to ensure that our staff and members had proper notice. We directed staff and legislators not to return to the Capitol today so we could do adequate COVID tracing and a deep cleaning.
The Speaker should be more concerned with the five positive cases that are spreading in the Capitol, outside of House Republican offices, instead of attempting to deflect with politically charged accusations. Further, we are extremely disappointed that the knowledge of the unrelated five additional cases were withheld from House Republican lawmakers and staff. The fact remains, there is COVID spread in the Roundhouse, and it is a danger to staff, lawmakers and media who have been present in the building.”
Johnson & Johnson vaccine provides strong shield against severe COVID, but raises concern about variants
Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine generated strong protection against Covid-19 in a large, late-stage trial, raising hopes that it can rapidly reshape a stumbling immunization campaign.
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The ABQ Journal is reporting Matt Garcia-Sierra, a spokesman for GOP members of the House, said that Republican leaders are speaking with the state Department of Health about how to proceed and that their staff will stay home Friday.
Small Business Relief Legislation Unanimously Clears Senate Committee
SANTA FE – Thursday, legislation to provide tax payment relief to New Mexico businesses cleared the Senate Tax, Business, and Transportation Committee with unanimous, bipartisan support. Senate Bill 25 (SB 25), sponsored by Senator Cliff Pirtle (District 32-Chaves, Eddy, and Otero), proposes a temporary waiving of penalties and interest on unpaid gross receipts tax, local option gross receipts tax, or compensating tax liabilities that became due on the effective date of the first COVID-19 public health order (March 13, 2020). The waiver would end two months after the public health order is rescinded or expires.
“Our local businesses are the backbone of our economy and I appreciate the bipartisan support for this bill,” said Senator Pirtle. “New Mexico business owners were forced to close through no fault of their own, and as they reopen, this reasonable step will keep them from being further penalized by the state.”
All underlying taxes would have to be paid in full on or before the 25th day of the third month following the expiration or rescission of the public health order. SB 25 will now advance to the Senate Finance Committee.
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New Mexico State Senate
Abby Johnson Says It’s Up to Us to Stop Abortions, Not The President
I love Abby Johnson….a couple of years ago when I was driving to up near Las Vegas, New Mexico to officiate at a wedding and I heard Abbey interviewed on Focus on the Family. The statement that she made that sticks with me to this day was, “It was not the hate that got me over to the Pro-Life movement, it was the love that was shown by the people at the Pro-Life clinic.” I LOVE HER PASSION FOR GOD’S BABIES! Abby is a former Planned Parenthood clinic manager, she’s founded the ministry And Then There Were None
As we see the state of affairs in America, hate is hell. Our country is being destroyed by hate.
From Focus on the Family:
Read here as to what is happening in Poland: