Senior Policy Advisor, Senator Ben Ray Luján, U.S. Senate
JEFFREY LOPEZ currently serves as Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján from New Mexico, where he advises the senator in his responsibilities as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband, and as member of the Senate Commerce Committee. Jeff leads the technology and telecom policy team, convening subcommittee hearings, conducting oversight, and analyzing legislation related to the subcommittee’s jurisdiction including FCC and NTIA. Jeff has worked for Senator Luján since January 2021 and has worked in the Senate for over a decade. He previously served as policy advisor to former Senator Tom Udall. Jeff negotiated landmark legislative accomplishments in broadband and highway safety through the Senate, House, and to the president’s desk to be signed into law as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, for which he was awarded the 2021 Kevin E. Quinlan Award for Excellence. Jeff has an A.B. from the University of Chicago and a Masters of Public Policy from Georgetown University McCourt School. He is also guest faculty for the University of New Mexico’s Harris Internship Program in Washington, D.C., where he lives with his wife and two children.