Navajo Nation President to Join Sen. Kelly at State of the Union

Arizona Senator Mark Kelly announced today that Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren will be his guest at this year’s State of the Union address. This will be Nygren’s first visit to Washington, DC since taking office last month. 

“I’m honored to have Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren join me as my guest. President Nygren is a key partner in our work to boost economic opportunities, expand access to clean and reliable drinking water, fix and upgrade roads, and much more. As Senator, I’ll continue working with President Nygren to ensure that tribal sovereignty is respected and that Washington supports the needs of Navajo Nation,” said Senator Kelly.

“Our goal is to build new and improved roads and economic opportunities for the Navajo people that will support jobs and basic water, power and broadband infrastructure across the Navajo Nation,” said Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren. “With the partnership of Senator Mark Kelly and our Congressional leadership, we continue our advocacy of federal initiatives that support tribal nations and a more resilient Navajo Nation.”

In the Senate, Kelly has broken through partisan gridlock to ensure that Navajo communities receive their fair share of resources and support from the federal government. As a key negotiator of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Kelly worked with Republicans and Democrats to secure historic investments that expanded access to broadband as well as clean, reliable drinking water for Navajo families.