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Senator William “Bill” Soules: Let’s Grow Our Local Distillery and Restaurant Economies

The State Legislature had a promising opportunity to create thousands of new jobs and to help hundreds of small businesses grow and expand across our state this week, but unfortunately that opportunity was extinguished at a committee hearing.   I had proposed simple legislation that would have allowed restaurants with beer and wine licenses to also […]

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NM House Republicans and Gov. Martinez ram ‘Right to work for less’ bill through State House

Goal: Destroy unions and working class in New Mexico Governor Martinez and NM House Republicans continued their attack on working men and women by passing a ‘right to work for less’ bill through the state house last night. This bill, championed by business and wealthy interests does nothing to create jobs or improve the economy […]

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FCC Adopts Strong Sustainable Rules to Protect Open Internet

Rules Will Preserve the Internet as a Platform for Innovation, Free Expression and Economic Growth Ending lingering uncertainty about the future of the Open Internet, the Federal Communications Commission today set sustainable rules of the roads that will protect free expression and innovation on the Internet and promote investment in the nation’s broadband networks. The […]

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Senator Tom Udall Statement on President’s Veto of Keystone Pipeline Bill

U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement after President Obama vetoed a bill mandating approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline: “I support the president’s veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline bill and will vote to uphold it. It is unprecedented for Congress to mandate a pipeline for a private, foreign corporation. This is a […]

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Senator Howie Morales: Parents Have the Right to Opt Their Children Out of Standardized Testing

There is a lot of misinformation circulating regarding the upcoming Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test (PARCC) that will be administered to students from grades 3-11 this spring. I want to clarify the options parents have in deciding to opt their children out of taking this test. Many of you have […]

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Weekly Address: We Should Make Sure the Future Is Written by Us

In this week’s address, the President underscored the importance of continuing to grow our economy and support good-paying jobs for our workers by opening up new markets for American goods and services. While America’s businesses, ranchers, and farmers are already exporting goods at record levels, there’s more room for growth with 95 percent of the […]

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New Mexico State Senate Democrats Roll Out Big Jobs Package

‘Ready to Work’ Will Get NM Working Again  Democratic leaders in the New Mexico Senate today announced an ambitious package of legislation that would create 73,000 new jobs and stimulate economic growth. The Democrats’ ‘Ready to Work’ Jobs Package contains more than 40 bills introduced in the current Session that address the need for more […]

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Senator Martin Heinrich Appointed Ranking Member Of National Parks Subcommittee

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) was appointed ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on National Parks. Heinrich will also serve on the Energy and Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Subcommittees. “America’s public lands are part of the fabric of our democracy. In New Mexico, our way of life depends on […]

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Advocates are Confident that Immigration Ruling by a Texas Federal District Court Will Not Stand – Individuals are Urged to Be Ready to Apply!

Early this morning, a U.S. District Court Judge in the Southern District of Texas issued a temporary injunction blocking the implementation of the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as well as the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program. The Obama Administration is appealing the ruling. The application process for […]

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Weekly Address: Giving Every Child, Everywhere, a Fair Shot

In this week’s address, the President laid out his plan to ensure more children graduate from school fully prepared for college and a career. Our elementary and secondary schools are doing better, as demonstrated by the news this past week that our high school graduation rate has hit an all-time high, but there is still […]

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