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Senators Udall, Heinrich Vote Against Special Interest Bill for Keystone Pipeline

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have voted against a bill mandating approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Udall said it was an unprecedented act for Congress to require the administration to approve a pipeline for a private, foreign corporation. The vote came shortly after Udall offered an amendment to create a national Renewable […]

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Weekly Address: State of the Union Is This Tuesday

In this week’s address, the President recounted the stories of letter writers from around the country who will be joining him when he delivers his annual State of the Union address this Tuesday: Carolyn, who was able to expand her small business through a Small Business Administration loan, and this year raised wages for their […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About President Obama’s Broadband Announcement Today

Earlier today, President Obama traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa to share how this small city has done some big things to deliver lightning-fast Internet to the entire metro area. This afternoon, he toured the Cedar Falls Utilities headquarters to see how technicians connect homes and businesses to the area’s fiber optic network, and called for more communities […]

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Weekly Address: America’s Resurgence Is Real

In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the economic gains we made in 2014, which was the strongest year for job growth since the 1990s. In the coming weeks, the President will continue to preview his State of the Union address and the agenda he’ll put forward to build on that progress. The President will […]

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Senator Martin Heinrich Cosponsors Bill To Ensure Married Same-Sex Couples Are Treated Equally Under Federal Law

“Guaranteeing equal protection under the law is right and just.” U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) cosponsored S. 29, the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill to ensure all legally-married, same-sex couples are treated equally under federal law. The bill seeks to fully implement the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. […]

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Senator Tom Udall Offers Rules Reform Proposal to Fix the Broken Senate

U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) delivered a speech on the Senate floor on a proposal he offered with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to increase transparency, restore accountability and foster debate in the Senate by reforming the Senate’s often-abused rules. The centerpiece of their proposal requires a “talking filibuster,” meaning senators wishing to block legislation […]

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Senator Martin Heinrich Cosponsors Landmark Net Neutrality Legislation

The Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act would protect consumers, prevent a two-tiered Internet system U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is cosponsoring net neutrality legislation that would help prevent the creation of a two-tiered Internet system by requiring the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ban so-called “paid prioritization” agreements between a broadband provider and a […]

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DNC Chair Rep. Wasserman Schultz Statement on the House Democratic Caucus Agenda

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in support of the House Democratic caucus legislative agenda announced today: “The Democratic caucus will fight to advance our country’s infrastructure, work to make sure corporations pay their fair share of taxes and are not rewarded for shipping American jobs overseas. We will introduce legislation […]

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Senator Tom Udall Sworn in for 2nd Term

At just after 10:00 am (MST) today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall was sworn in for his second term in the U.S. Senate. He issued the following statement: “Public service is a true honor, and I’m humbled to be able to work on behalf of New Mexicans for another term in the U.S. Senate. I look […]

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Senator Heinrich Backs Reforms To Prevent Future Use Of Torture

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, is supporting a series of reforms to prevent the future use of torture. The recommendations, which were derived from the committee’s five-year review of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program, were outlined in a letter from Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) […]

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