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Weekly Address: Protecting Working Americans’ Paychecks

In this week’s address, the President highlighted the progress made protecting American consumers since he signed Wall Street reform into law five years ago, including an important new step taken by the independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau earlier this week toward preventing abuses in payday lending. The President emphasized his commitment to fighting to advance […]

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Day 5: No Capital Outlay Bill for 2015—Thank Governor Martinez

$264 Million package died due to Governor’s failed leadership It’s bad enough that New Mexico’s Governor has failed to create any jobs during the 1,522+ days she has been in office. Divisive wedge issues, blaming teachers and students for education failures and an obsession with destroying unions, while hurting working men and women, have all […]

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Day 4: Governor Martinez and State Republicans Obsess About Unions; Zero Jobs Created in Legislative Session

Minimum Wage increase fails because of GOP gimmicks The number one issue in New Mexico is (lack of) jobs. For over 50 months—1522 days, Governor Martinez and state Republicans have done nothing to create jobs. Nothing. Instead of bringing labor, business and government together to work for solutions, this Governor and the Republican Party have […]

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Senators Udall and Heinrich Announce $833,700 Grant to Improve N.M. Affordable Housing Options

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that NeighborWorks America will award three New Mexico nonprofit affordable housing organizations with a total of $833,700 in grants funded through last December’s “omnibus” appropriations bill to fund the government. The funds will be used to help families who need safe, affordable housing, and create jobs […]

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Urge IRS to Make Paper Tax Forms, Other Local Resources Available to Rural New Mexicans

This week, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a letter to the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to express concerns about cuts to services, particuarly for rural and elderly New Mexicans. The letter follows numerous complaints from residents of Fort Sumner, Elephant Butte, Taos and across rural New Mexico about a […]

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Senator Heinrich Fights For Wildfire Funding Reform, Advocates For Healthy Watersheds

Yesterday during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on forest health, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) advocated for wildfire funding reform to restore New Mexico’s forests to healthy conditions in order to reduce catastrophic wildfires. The senator also discussed the affects watersheds have on outdoor recreation and permit programs in New Mexico. […]

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Day 2: Governor’s Misguided Approach on Education would do Irreparable Harm to Our Children

The Governor’s initiatives of “Mandatory Flunking” as well as the reliance on the PARCC exam would cause severe damage not only to our children, but to our schools as well Today, as part of the Democrat Party’s five-day series on how the Governor’s political and divisive agenda has hurt New Mexicans – we focus on […]

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DPNM Legislative Wrap-Up

Dems held line on Governor’s extreme partisan agenda New Mexico Democrats began the 60 day session doing what Democrats always do: drafting and proposing common sense legislation that would help and benefit New Mexican families. Governor Martinez and state Republicans had other ideas that revolved around divisive wedge issues, like right to work for less […]

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Senator Udall Warns Consumers About Scam Targeting Taxpayers

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall warned consumers about a phone scam targeting thousands of taxpayers in New Mexico and throughout the country, and encouraged taxpayers to exercise caution when providing personal information solicited over the phone or online. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), criminals are targeting taxpayers throughout the country with an aggressive […]

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NM Senate Democrats Keep Promises to New Mexico in 2015 Session; Push Legislation to Create Jobs, Improve Education, Protect Water and Air, Salvage Behavioral Health & More

During the 2015 Legislative session, Senate Democrats worked effectively for the people of New Mexico.  Senate Democrats’ top priority this Session was to create jobs and stimulate economic activity, reflected in their ‘Ready-to-Work’ legislative package.  Many job-creating measures were passed in the Senate and, if enacted, will help reverse the low-growth course the state has […]

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