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Doña Ana County Democrats Labor Day Breakfast

PLEASE JOIN LIZ RODRIGUEZ-JOHNSON, CHAIR, AND THE DOÑA ANA COUNTY DEMOCRATS AT OUR FIFTEENTH ANNUAL LABOR DAY BREAKFAST As we commemorate the AMERICAN LABOR MOVEMENT BY HONORING THE INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL STAGE EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 480 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015, 9:00AM AT THE NEW MEXICO FARM & RANCH HERITAGE MUSEUM 4100 DRIPPING SPRINGS ROAD, LAS CRUCES, NM […]

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Senators Udall and Heinrich Back Clean Power Plan To Reduce Carbon Pollution

Both of New Mexico’s United States Senators have issued statements strongly in support of President Obama’s plan to combat climate change. U.S. Senator Tom Udall praised the plan by the president and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce global warming-causing pollution from power plants. Udall issued the following statement: “New Mexico and the rest […]

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Senators Udall and Heinrich Vote to Protect Funding for Women’s Health Care

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich voted against an effort to cut off life-saving health care services for women in New Mexico by de-funding Planned Parenthood. The Republican-backed motion has failed in the U.S. Senate. Following the vote Senator Udall issued the following statement: “Planned Parenthood provides critical health care and preventive services, […]

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Senators Udall and Heinrich Issue Statements on Las Cruces Church Bombings

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have issued statements on the on the detonation of two explosive devices Sunday morning in Las Cruces. U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on the explosions at Calvary Baptist Church and Holy Cross Catholic Church: “My thoughts and prayers are with the congregations of Calvary Baptist Church, Holy […]

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Senator Udall Pushes to Improve Voter Access for Native Americans

Native American Voting Rights Act would establish polling locations, boost voter protections on tribal lands U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced he has joined several senators, including Jon Tester (D-Mont.), in introducing legislation to increase voter protections and access to the polls for Native Americans. Many Native Americans live in rural communities and are often forced […]

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Weekly Address: Celebrating Fifty Years of Medicare and Medicaid

In this week’s address, the President celebrated the 50th birthdays of Medicare and Medicaid, which together have allowed millions to live longer and better lives. These programs are a promise that if we work hard, and play by the rules, we’ll be rewarded with a basic measure of dignity, security, and the freedom to live […]

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Senator Udall Urges Support for Diplomatic Agreement to Prevent Nuclear-Armed Iran

In a speech on the Senate floor yesterday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall endorsed the proposed diplomatic agreement to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. He urged Congress to support it based on the scientific and technical merits, saying the alternative could lead to more war that Americans don’t want and can’t afford. “This is […]

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Senator Martin Heinrich: Op-Ed: Iran deal is a historic opportunity

Reposted from the Albuquerque Journal, Thursday, July 30, 2015 In the first decade of this century when we were entangled in the War in Iraq, Iran’s nuclear program surged ahead rapidly, adding thousands of centrifuges, building complex nuclear facilities and stockpiling highly enriched uranium. In the absence of real negotiations and before the most recent […]

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Senator Udall Votes for Temporary Extension of Highway Trust Fund, Urges Congress to Work on Robust Solution for Long-Term Highway Funding

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall expressed his disappointment in Congress’ failure to pass a responsible long-term bill to fund highways and other infrastructure ahead of a July 31 deadline. Udall voted against a Senate-drafted proposal that would extend federal transportation programs for six years but provide funding only for three years. The bipartisan leadership of […]

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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Medicare

On this date, fifty years ago, July 30, 1965, at a ceremony held in Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed Medicare into law. Moments later, the nation’s first Medicare Card was presented to President Harry Truman, then 81 years old. Medicare was created in 1965 when people over 65 found it virtually impossible to […]

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