Archive | June, 2011

Senators Offer Measure to Free America from Overseas Oil

Just days before Independence Day, U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (OR), Tom Carper (DE), Tom Udall (NM), and Michael Bennet (CO) introduced legislation to eliminate our dependence on overseas oil, strengthen national security, and create jobs. The Oil Independence for a Stronger America Act of 2011 will set into law the goal of achieving independence from […]

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As Democrats Fight For Jobs and New Mexico Small Businesses, Heather Wilson and John Sanchez Refuse to Stand Up Against GOP’s Obstructionism

For weeks, Heather Wilson and John Sanchez have refused to tell their Republican leaders to abandon their extreme plan to end Medicare as we know it.  Now, Wilson and Sanchez aren’t saying a word as GOP leaders hint that they will block more job creation measure proposed by Senate Democrats, including efforts Republicans once supported […]

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Obama For America Launches Neighborhood Organizing Efforts in Dõna Ana County

Local neighborhood residents from Las Cruces came together to attend a locally-oriented community planning session at the home of Dr. Rae Fortunato in Las Cruces on Sunday. The community planning session is one of many that have been organized in southern New Mexico and the first in Dõna Ana County. The purpose of the gathering […]

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Doña Ana Democrats Kick Off Summer With an Enthusiatic Fundraiser

Energetic Dõna Ana County Democrats braved scorching southern New Mexico heat to pack the house at its June 24 fundraising reception in Las Cruces. The event, which was hosted by State Representative Joseph Cervantes, honored the new County Chair and Vice Chair, Christy French and Bill Gomez, and also saluted our local Party activists and […]

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Bipartisan Bill Would Improve Health Delivery Along U.S-Mexican Border

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman, Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Representative Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) have introduced legislation that allows border states to continue addressing public health challenges along the U.S.-Mexico border region by improving infections disease surveillance and strengthening the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission. In 1994, Congress approved legislation led by Bingaman and Hutchison to address […]

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Senator Udall Commends Obama Administration Decision on Oil Reserves

U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) has issued the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s decision to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve: “The Obama Administration should be commended for rallying an international coalition to prevent disruption in oil markets due to the ongoing conflict in Libya. However, today’s action […]

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Court Sends Qwest Case Back to PRC

In a case involving Qwest Corporation and New Mexico Attorney General Gary King’s office, the New Mexico Supreme Court today ruled that a Public Regulation Commission Final Order regulating Qwest must be vacated, and a new hearing conducted.  At issue is whether Qwest was underselling it’s competitors by offering various telecommunications services below their true […]

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Dõna Ana County Democrats Commemorate Juneteenth

Today the Democratic Party of Dõna Ana County joins millions of Americans in commemorating the one hundred and forty sixth anniversary of Juneteenth. Juneteenth, or June 19th, 1865, is the date when the last enslaved people in America were freed.  On that date Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas under the command of General Gordon […]

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Democrats Turn Out to Support Southern New Mexico Pride

Democrats were out in force for Southern New Mexico Pride, the annual LGBT community parade and pride festival held at Pioneer Women’s Park in Las Cruces. The event drew over 2,000 in New Mexico’s second largest city. The festival hosted one hundred supportive community, political, civic, religious, labor and local business organizations, who set up […]

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Senator Bingaman Introduces Bill That Will Save Medicare $112 Million

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman has joined Senator Jay Rockefeller in introducing legislation that would require prescription drug manufacturers to offer discounts to low-income patients receiving their medications through Medicare.  It is estimated that the bill would save Medicare $112 billion over the next ten years. Under current law, drug manufacturers provide rebates for medications offered […]

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