Nation’s first-ever Second Gentleman makes his first solo trip to New Mexico

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –  The nation’s first-ever Second Gentleman is making a stop in New Mexico. It’s part of a trip promoting the American Rescue Plan.

Wednesday SGOTUS Doug Emhoff talked about how the American Rescue Plan will benefit New Mexico, including providing $20 billion in emergency funding for tribal governments. He also toured a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Santo Domingo Health Center in the Kewa Pueblo. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Kewa Pueblo Governor Sedelio Tenorio, Sr. joined him during the tour.

Following the vaccination site, he met with Governor Tenorio and Governor Vernon Abeita, Pueblo of Isleta; Governor Stuart Paisano, Pueblo of Sandia; Governor Anthony Ortiz, Pueblo of San Felipe; and Governor Brian Vallo, Pueblo of Acoma.

He also spoke with people getting the COVID-19 vaccine shot and heard how the health center transformed into a vaccination cite. “Get the vaccine when it’s your turn as they’re doing here because it will save your life and save the lives of others,” said Emhoff.

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