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Weekly Address: Middle-Class Economics

In this week’s address, the President shared his plan, outlined in his State of the Union address earlier this week, to give hardworking families the support they need to make ends meet by focusing on policies that benefit the middle class and those working to reach the middle class. Through common-sense proposals like closing loopholes […]

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Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez Delivers Democratic Response to Governor Martinez’s State of New Mexico Address

Democrats Will Push for Help for Working People, Oppose Anti-Union Measures New Mexico Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez (D-29-Bernalillo & Valencia) delivered a Democratic response yesterday to Gov. Susana Martinez’s State of the State address which was given at the State Capitol. Sanchez laid out significant differences between Democratic priorities and the Governor’s policy agenda, […]

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Watch: President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union

“A brighter future is ours to write. Let’s begin this new chapter — together — and let’s start the work right now.” Those were a few of President Obama’s final words as he finished delivering his sixth State of the Union address moments ago. He spoke not just about where we are as nation, but […]

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Doña Ana County Democrats Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Today on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Democratic Party of Doña Ana County commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. King and the enduring vision of the civil rights movement. “Many of the ugly pages of American history have been obscured and forgotten” Dr. King wrote in 1967, “America owes a debt of justice […]

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Weekly Address: State of the Union Is This Tuesday

In this week’s address, the President recounted the stories of letter writers from around the country who will be joining him when he delivers his annual State of the Union address this Tuesday: Carolyn, who was able to expand her small business through a Small Business Administration loan, and this year raised wages for their […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About President Obama’s Broadband Announcement Today

Earlier today, President Obama traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa to share how this small city has done some big things to deliver lightning-fast Internet to the entire metro area. This afternoon, he toured the Cedar Falls Utilities headquarters to see how technicians connect homes and businesses to the area’s fiber optic network, and called for more communities […]

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Weekly Address: America’s Resurgence Is Real

In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the economic gains we made in 2014, which was the strongest year for job growth since the 1990s. In the coming weeks, the President will continue to preview his State of the Union address and the agenda he’ll put forward to build on that progress. The President will […]

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Senator Martin Heinrich Cosponsors Bill To Ensure Married Same-Sex Couples Are Treated Equally Under Federal Law

“Guaranteeing equal protection under the law is right and just.” U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) cosponsored S. 29, the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill to ensure all legally-married, same-sex couples are treated equally under federal law. The bill seeks to fully implement the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. […]

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Senator Tom Udall Offers Rules Reform Proposal to Fix the Broken Senate

U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) delivered a speech on the Senate floor on a proposal he offered with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to increase transparency, restore accountability and foster debate in the Senate by reforming the Senate’s often-abused rules. The centerpiece of their proposal requires a “talking filibuster,” meaning senators wishing to block legislation […]

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Senator Martin Heinrich Cosponsors Landmark Net Neutrality Legislation

The Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act would protect consumers, prevent a two-tiered Internet system U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is cosponsoring net neutrality legislation that would help prevent the creation of a two-tiered Internet system by requiring the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ban so-called “paid prioritization” agreements between a broadband provider and a […]

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