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Senator Martin Heinrich Statement on Gila Diversion

In a statement issued on Facebook today, Senator Martin Heinrich announced his opposition to the Gila River diversion proposal: “The Gila is the last free-flowing river in the Southwest. Its natural hydrology and gallery riparian forests make it a unique, last of its kind gem that is important to sportsmen, farmers, and tourists alike. Based […]

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No Response from Gov. on New Evidence That TRD Secretary Tried to Help Client

Question Remains: Does Gov. Martinez Condone Abuse of Power in Her Administration? With clear, written evidence now out in the open showing that Taxation and Revenue Department Secretary Demesia Padilla tried to use her position to get preferential treatment for a former client being audited, the only question left to answer is whether Gov. Susana […]

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Senator Udall Statement on NM Unit Agreement and Gila Diversion

“Based on everything I’ve seen so far, this project simply isn’t financially realistic or environmentally wise… The Gila is the last free-flowing main-stem river in New Mexico — to sacrifice it to a project that the state can’t afford and that might not ever yield enough water, would be irresponsible. Those millions of dollars would […]

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New Mexicans Need Accurate Information about REAL ID

Senate Majority Leader Michael S. Sanchez (D-29-Valencia, Bernalillo) has expressed deep concerns to several federal officials about misinformation given to the public about the impact of REAL ID.  In an attempt to clarify the misrepresentations that have been “reported” regarding driver’s licenses, a top official from Department of Homeland Security sent a letter to the Albuquerque Journal. “Right […]

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Debra Haaland: My view: Gov. Martinez’s house of cards is falling

Reposted from the Santa Fe New Mexican Gov. Susana Martinez has built a house of cards in Santa Fe, and it’s New Mexicans who are being left to pick up the pieces as the cards begin to fall. The secretary of state who Martinez supported resigned in disgrace after pleading guilty to criminal charges; her […]

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Weekly Address: In the Face of Terror, We Stand as One

In this week’s address, the Vice President spoke to his and the President’s commitment to protecting our country from terrorists, while also providing refuge to some of the world’s most vulnerable people. He emphasized that he and the President consider the safety of the American people to be their first priority. But slamming the door […]

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VIDEO: Gone in 60 Seconds: Gov. Martinez’s Fox News Disaster

Fox News is supposed to be a comfortable place for Republicans launching into the national spotlight. But not for New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. In 60 seconds, the honeymoon was over for the newly minted chair of the RGA. A simple question from Fox’s Bret Baier about the ongoing FBI investigation into her administration quickly […]

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Scandal Follows Martinez to RGA Event

Gov. Susana Martinez took her disgraced political adviser, Jay McCleskey with her to Las Vegas for the Republican Governors Association convention where she is expected today to be named chair of the RGA, despite the scandals eating away at her Administration. Jay McCleskey, whose fundraising practices on behalf of the governor are now under federal […]

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Senator Tom Udall Responds to Senate Resolutions Opposing Steps to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

U.S. Senator Tom Udall voted against two resolutions expressing Congress’ opposition to steps the administration has taken to reduce global warming-causing greenhouse gas emissions. Earlier in the day, he delivered a speech on the Senate floor about the pending resolutions, which express disapproval of the administration’s Clean Power Plan and its regulations of new and […]

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Senator Udall Urges a Balanced Approach on Syrian Refugees

U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on the U.S. policy toward refugees fleeing violence in Syria: “I urge the president, Congress and the nation’s governors to follow a balanced, fact-based approach to the issues regarding refugees fleeing terrorism and violence in Syria. Congress has an obligation to conduct oversight of the vetting process, […]

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