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Senator Udall to Open Application Process for Military Service Academy Nominations April 7

Beginning April 7, U.S. Senator Tom Udall will accept applications for nominations to U.S. military service academies. Throughout April, members of Udall’s staff will host several information sessions across the state for high school students and recent graduates who are interested in applying. Four of the five service academies – the U.S. Military Academy (West […]

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Dõna Ana County Democrats Commemorate the Life and Legacy of César Chávez

Today, March 31, the Democratic Party of Dõna Ana County commemorates the life and legacy of César Chávez and his enduring vision of human rights and dignity for all. We stand by César Chávez’s commitment to unity and strength. We always will. “From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize […]

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Weekly Address: Protecting Working Americans’ Paychecks

In this week’s address, the President highlighted the progress made protecting American consumers since he signed Wall Street reform into law five years ago, including an important new step taken by the independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau earlier this week toward preventing abuses in payday lending. The President emphasized his commitment to fighting to advance […]

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Day 5: No Capital Outlay Bill for 2015—Thank Governor Martinez

$264 Million package died due to Governor’s failed leadership It’s bad enough that New Mexico’s Governor has failed to create any jobs during the 1,522+ days she has been in office. Divisive wedge issues, blaming teachers and students for education failures and an obsession with destroying unions, while hurting working men and women, have all […]

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Day 4: Governor Martinez and State Republicans Obsess About Unions; Zero Jobs Created in Legislative Session

Minimum Wage increase fails because of GOP gimmicks The number one issue in New Mexico is (lack of) jobs. For over 50 months—1522 days, Governor Martinez and state Republicans have done nothing to create jobs. Nothing. Instead of bringing labor, business and government together to work for solutions, this Governor and the Republican Party have […]

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Senators Udall and Heinrich Announce $833,700 Grant to Improve N.M. Affordable Housing Options

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that NeighborWorks America will award three New Mexico nonprofit affordable housing organizations with a total of $833,700 in grants funded through last December’s “omnibus” appropriations bill to fund the government. The funds will be used to help families who need safe, affordable housing, and create jobs […]

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Day 3: Governor’s Assault on Women’s Health is Taken From GOP Playbook

Governor Martinez attempted to ignore New Mexican families and put women’s health at risk to further her political career This is day three for DPNM’s series in exposing Governor Martinez’s failed political agenda for the recent legislative session. Today’s topic is her extreme initiatives to limit access to women’s healthcare. The Governor supported SB 347, […]

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Urge IRS to Make Paper Tax Forms, Other Local Resources Available to Rural New Mexicans

This week, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a letter to the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to express concerns about cuts to services, particuarly for rural and elderly New Mexicans. The letter follows numerous complaints from residents of Fort Sumner, Elephant Butte, Taos and across rural New Mexico about a […]

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Senator Heinrich Fights For Wildfire Funding Reform, Advocates For Healthy Watersheds

Yesterday during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on forest health, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) advocated for wildfire funding reform to restore New Mexico’s forests to healthy conditions in order to reduce catastrophic wildfires. The senator also discussed the affects watersheds have on outdoor recreation and permit programs in New Mexico. […]

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