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Weekly Address: Writing the Rules for a Global Economy

In this week’s address, the President spoke to the merits of the high-standards trade agreement reached this past week. The Trans-Pacific Partnership helps level the playing field for American workers and businesses, so we can export more Made-in-America products all over the world, supporting higher-paying American jobs here at home. The President acknowledged that past […]

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Air Force Heeds Senator Heinrich’s Call to Address RPA Personnel Shortfalls

Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, welcomed the Air Force’s announcement to expand the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) mission at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. The expansion will increase the rate of student production from 603 pilots and sensor operator students in fiscal year 2015 up […]

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Statement on the Dysfunction in the House of Representatives

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has released the following statement in response to the Republican dysfunction in the House of Representatives: “Republican dysfunction in the House of Representatives is preventing Congress from taking action to help middle class families and create greater opportunity for every American. House Republicans continue to waste taxpayer time and […]

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Senator Udall Votes for Major National Defense Bill, Urges Solution to Dangerous Sequestration Cuts

U.S. Senator Tom Udall has joined the Senate in voting 70-27 for a major defense policy bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill — the result of an agreement between the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives — includes several priorities Udall has championed for New Mexico. In addition to programs […]

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Update from Doña Ana County Democratic Party Chair Liz Rodríguez-Johnson

Dear Fellow Doña Ana County Democrats: It’s been more than a month since my last update. We continue to work diligently and focus the Democratic Party of Doña Ana County (DPDAC) effort on get-out-the-vote for 2016. District Directors continue to work very hard to populate all their empty Precinct Officer positions and to organize the […]

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ICYMI: The Case for Compromise

In case you missed it, Joe Nocera’s column in The New York Times today praises the bipartisan effort led by Senator Tom Udall to overhaul the nation’s broken chemical safety law. Udall’s comprehensive bill — the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act — has the support of 60 senators from 38 […]

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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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