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New Mexico’s Congressional Democrats Respond to President Obama’s Announcement on Cuba Policy Changes and the Release of Alan Gross

New Mexico’s Congressional Democrats responded positively today to President Obama’s announcement on changes to the nation’s Cuba policy and to the release of Alan Gross. U.S. Senator Tom Udall released a statement today on the president’s announcement that he has taken steps to normalize relations with the country of Cuba and has secured the release […]

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Doña Ana Democrats Mourn the Passing of State Representative Phillip M. Archuleta

Tuesday afternoon State Representative Phillip Archuleta (D-Doña Ana-36) passed away from complications of pneumonia. As State Representative from his southern New Mexico district Phillip Archuleta was a leading champion for civil rights and equal treatment of all New Mexicans, for labor and working people, and for veterans. As a legislator he fought for quality public education, equity […]

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Senator Tom Udall Welcomes Passage of Bill to Begin Reform of Federal Information Technology Systems

Udall authored reform legislation to improve how citizens interact with government, save billions of taxpayers’ dollars, increase transparency in IT purchasing U.S. Senator Tom Udall, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, today announced that a bill he has helped champion in Congress, to begin needed reforms of federal information […]

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Senator Tom Udall Secures Technology Transfer Provisions for N.M. Labs in Major Legislation

Provisions in defense and appropriations bills increase funding and direct Energy Department to emphasize tech transfer U.S. Senator Tom Udall today announced that two major bills passed by Congress last week include key reforms he has championed to improve technology transfer at New Mexico’s national laboratories and create new businesses and jobs in New Mexico. […]

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Weekly Address: Giving Thanks for Our Troops

In this week’s address, the President thanked the men and women in uniform who serve and sacrifice to protect the freedom, prosperity, and security that we all enjoy as Americans. On Monday the President will visit troops at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey and voice his appreciation in person for their incredible service. These […]

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Senator Tom Udall to Join Senate Commerce Committee

Assignment positions Udall to fight for issues critical to N.M. communities: Trade, broadband Internet, space, technology transfer, consumer safety Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced that beginning in January 2015 (the 114th Congress), he will return to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Udall will also serve on the Senate Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Indian […]

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Senator Martin Heinrich Delivers Floor Speech on Importance of Public Lands Package

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich delivered a Senate floor speech yesterday to highlight key conservation and energy bills he helped secure in the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “We stand on the cusp of passing one of the most significant pieces of public land legislation since 2009,” said Sen. Heinrich in his remarks. “None of […]

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Senator Tom Udall Urges Congress to Do its Work, Pass Bill to Fund Important Programs for N.M., Avoid Shutdown

Appropriations bill funds PILT, lab programs including B61, N.M. military bases, WIPP recovery, technology transfer, water projects and other priorities U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, welcomed the release of a so-called “omnibus” appropriations bill, which includes critical funding for New Mexico and keeps the government running through September 2015, […]

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Senator Tom Udall Statement on Senate Intelligence Committee Report on CIA Interrogation Practices

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s review of the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention and interrogation program. A copy of the report is available HERE. “The Senate investigators’ report documents the use of brutal interrogation techniques that I believe constitute torture and violate U.S. and international law. In […]

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Senator Martin Heinrich Remarks On Release Of Report On CIA Detention, Interrogation Program

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, will deliver the following remarks today on the release of the executive summary and the findings and conclusions of the committee’s five-year review of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. Senator Heinrich has been a leading proponent of declassifying the report. […]

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