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Senator Heinrich Lauds New Rules To Extend Overtime Pay Protection For New Mexico Workers

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich welcomed President Obama’s plan to extend overtime pay protection for workers in New Mexico and across the country. The President’s plan would guarantee overtime pay to most salaried workers earning less than an estimated $50,440 next year. The increased threshold would tie overtime protections to the 40th percentile of weekly earnings […]

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Senators Udall, Nelson Urge FTC to Investigate Concussion Prevention Claims Used to Sell Soccer Headgear

Today, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate potentially misleading safety claims used to sell soccer headgear. The FTC enforces federal consumer protection laws that prevent fraud, deception and unfair business practices. The senators asked that the FTC take action if the investigation findings […]

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Weekly Address: The Affordable Care Act is Here to Stay

In this week’s address, the President called the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act a victory for hardworking Americans across the country, whose lives are more secure because of this law.  The Affordable Care Act is working, and it is here to stay. So far more than 16 million uninsured Americans have gained coverage.  Nearly […]

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NM Dem Chair Haaland Statement on Marriage Equality

Today, New Mexico Democratic Chairwoman Deb Haaland released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding marriage equality across the US: “As the mother of a lesbian daughter, I am thrilled to know that her future is free from barriers to marry whomever she wishes. Somáh came out to me as a […]

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NM Dem Chair Haaland Applauds Supreme Court Decision on ACA

Today, New Mexico Democratic Chairwoman Deb Haaland released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act in King v. Burwell: “Because of the Affordable Care Act, more than 50,000 New Mexicans don’t have to choose between paying bills and going to the doctor. Access to affordable health […]

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Attorney General Balderas Calls New Mexico’s Energy System Dysfunctional; Demands Energy Security for all New Mexicans

In a statement issued yesterday, Attorney General Hector Balderas called the current New Mexico energy system dysfunctional, demanding creation of a system that actually delivers affordable clean energy, and energy security to every New Mexico family. Energy security means access, affordability and reliability for all New Mexicans. “We have an urgent public safety and public […]

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Senator Udall Discusses Critical Need to Address Youth Suicide in Native Communities

At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs yesterday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall discussed the critical need to address the high rate of suicide among Native American youth. He questioned the acting director of the Indian Health Service, Tribal leaders and a Psychological and Developmental Sciences expert about improving desperately needed mental health […]

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Udall Statement on Vote against Fast-Track Trade Authority, for Trade Adjustment Assistance

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall once again voted against Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, which would give the administration fast-track authority for six years to move trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, through Congress with limited debate and no amendments. The Senate passed the TPA measure by a vote of 60-38. Separately, Udall voted in […]

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Senators Udall, Carper, Whitehouse, Merkley, Booker Statement on House Passage of Chemical Safety Bill

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Democratic cosponsors of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, issued the following joint statement in response to passage of chemical safety reform in the U.S. House of Representatives: “The nation needs […]

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Tribes Recognize Sen. Michael Sanchez for Preservation of Native Culture, Indian Day

Sanchez Called “Tireless Champion of All New Mexicans” in Proclamation Democratic Senate Majority Leader Michael S. Sanchez (D-29-Bernalillo and Valencia) was honored by New Mexico’s tribal leaders on June 18th, who called him a champion of all New Mexicans and an unwavering supporter of tribal sovereignty. Nearly 100 tribal leaders and others from across the […]

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