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Weekly Address: Congress Should Do its Job and Pass a Serious Budget

In this week’s address, the President emphasized that we need to do everything we can to strengthen economic growth and job creation.  This week, despite the fact that more than half of Republicans in Congress voted to shut down the government for the second time in two years, Congress managed to pass a last-minute bill […]

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Governor Should Address Real Issues Within TRD and End Political Attacks

Today, the Democratic Party of New Mexico issued the following statement on the ongoing investigation into abuse of power in the Governor’s Taxation and Revenue Department: “More information is coming to light about the abuses of power in the Governor’s Taxation and Revenue Department. Recently released emails show disturbing instances of the Secretary applying pressure […]

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$1.5 Million Grant Awarded to Combat Human Trafficking in New Mexico; DOJ Grant Will Expand Ongoing Efforts by the Attorney General

As part of his commitment to combat human trafficking, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced the award of $1.5 million in federal grant funding to combat human trafficking in New Mexico. The collaborative grants will fund efforts across New Mexico to fight human trafficking, provide services for victims and expand research. New Mexico […]

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Senator Udall Calls on Congress to Immediately Extend LWCF, Find Permanent Solution

With Congress allowing the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to lapse for the first time in over a half century, U.S. Senator Tom Udall yesterday called on Congress to immediately pass a 60-day extension and continue working to permanently authorize and fully fund the nation’s premier conservation program. Udall’s father, former Interior Secretary Stewart […]

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NM Congressional Democrats Welcome Passage of Short-Term Budget Agreement, Urge Responsible Long-Term Budget

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, Congressman Ben Ray Luján and Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham votied for a short-term agreement to keep the federal government running until Dec. 11. The measure, which passed the Senate 78-20 and passed the U.S. House of Representatives 277-151, is now headed to the president to be signed […]

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Secretary of State Duran Must Put New Mexican Voters and Small Businesses First and Resign Immediately

Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) Executive Director Joe Kabourek released the following statement on behalf of DPNM: “Enough is enough; Secretary of State Dianna Duran must resign immediately. Rather than performing the duties she was elected to do, Secretary of State Dianna Duran has become singularly focused on abusing the powers of her office […]

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Weekly Address: Dispose of Your Expired and Unwanted Prescription Drugs

In this week’s address, on “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,” the President spoke about the importance of preventing and treating substance use disorders. Overdoses from prescription pain medications kill thousands of Americans every year, and more often than not, those drugs come from the family medicine cabinet. In addition, many heroin users started out by […]

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Senator Udall Urges Congress to Stop Playing Games, Pass a Responsible Budget for New Mexico

‘New Mexicans are eager for solutions. And they are tired of these political games that threaten jobs and weaken our economy’ U.S. Senator Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, delivered a speech on the Senate floor about the impact a potential government shutdown would have in New Mexico. With less than one […]

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Senator Udall Welcomes Pope Francis’ Message of Cooperation, Freedom and Responsibility

U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement after Pope Francis’ address to Congress: “I am honored and humbled to have been present for Pope Francis’ historic address to Congress. This is an important moment for Catholics and all of us who admire his mission to create a more compassionate world. His words were not […]

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Senator Martin Heinrich’s Statement on Pope Francis’ Address to a Joint Session of Congress

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich released the following statement today following Pope Francis’ address to a Joint Session of Congress: “This was a very special moment for New Mexicans and the rest of the country. Pope Francis has inspired a new generation of people, no matter where they come from, to be instruments of peace and […]

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