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New Mexico Democrats Elect New Leadership Team

The Democratic Party of New Mexico has elected its’ leadership team for 2015-2017. Debra Haaland was elected Democratic Party of New Mexico State Chair. Juan Sanchez was elected State Vice Chair. Haaland was elected by a strong majority at the DPNM State Central Committee (SCC) meeting held in Albuquerque on Saturday, April 25. Also elected […]

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Weekly Address: Fighting for Trade Deals that Put American Workers First

In this week’s address, the President laid out why new, high-standards trade agreements are important for our economy, our businesses, our workers, and our values. These new trade deals are vital to middle-class economics — the idea that this country does best when everybody gets their fair shot, everybody does their fair share, and everybody […]

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Senator Heinrich Introduces Healthy Kids Outdoors Act

Legislation would improve public health, support economic growth, and strengthen the future of conservation in America. Yesterday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act, a bill to make it easier for kids to connect with the outdoors and realize the many physical […]

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Senators Udall and Heinrich Vote to Confirm Loretta Lynch U.S. Attorney General

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined the majority in confirming Loretta Lynch as our next U.S. Attorney General. The senate confirmed Loretta Lynch by a vote of 56 to 43. She is the first woman of color to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General. U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement […]

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Senator Udall: Momentum Growing to Permanently Authorize, Fully Fund Land and Water Conservation Fund

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall welcomed growing support to permanently authorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which conserves and promotes public access to the country’s national parks, forests and public lands, and also funds state and local conservation grants. The program is set to expire in September of this year, […]

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Senator Udall at Appropriations Hearing: VA Must Improve Care in New Mexico, End Waitlist & Claims Backlog

During a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, U.S. Senator Tom Udall continued to press Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on efforts to improve care for veterans in the wake of the appointment scheduling scandal and unacceptable delay in processing a backlog of benefit claims. VA officials […]

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State Representative Doreen Gallegos Appointed to House Legislative Council

State Representative Doreen Gallegos (D, District 52, Dona Ana) announced today that she has been appointed to the Legislative Council of New Mexico State Legislature. ” I am honored for this appointment,” said Gallegos, “it allows me to advocate for my constituents and all of Dona Ana County at a high level.” The Legislative Council […]

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New Mexico Labor Organizations Launch Legislative “Thank You” Bus Tour to Recognize Champions for Working New Mexico Families

With the 2015 Legislative Session complete, New Mexico’s Labor Organizations will tour the state via bus in order to thank Legislators in their home towns. We want to recognize their courage in standing up for working New Mexicans, and for taking positions against harmful legislation which would have hurt the middle class in New Mexico. […]

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Senator Udall Statement on Senate Vote to Extend Children’s Health Insurance Program, Fix Medicare Payments

U.S. Senator Tom Udall has joined the Senate in voting 92-8 for a measure that will extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which ensures thousands of New Mexico children can get health care, and reform the federal government’s system for reimbursing physicians who provide health care to seniors and the disabled under Medicare. The […]

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Senator Udall, Federal Reserve Bank and Money Smart Week Partner Organizations Announce Kick-off Event for Money Smart Week 2015 in Las Cruces

The office of U.S. Senator Tom Udall, the El Paso Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and partner organizations will host a Saturday kickoff for Money Smart Week (MSW), featuring a series of events designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. The Money Smart Week (MSW) Kick-off event will be held […]

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