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Doña Ana Democrats Mourn the Passing of State Representative Phillip M. Archuleta

Tuesday afternoon State Representative Phillip Archuleta (D-Doña Ana-36) passed away from complications of pneumonia. As State Representative from his southern New Mexico district Phillip Archuleta was a leading champion for civil rights and equal treatment of all New Mexicans, for labor and working people, and for veterans. As a legislator he fought for quality public education, equity […]

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Senator Tom Udall Welcomes Passage of Bill to Begin Reform of Federal Information Technology Systems

Udall authored reform legislation to improve how citizens interact with government, save billions of taxpayers’ dollars, increase transparency in IT purchasing U.S. Senator Tom Udall, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, today announced that a bill he has helped champion in Congress, to begin needed reforms of federal information […]

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NM Senate Majority Nominates and Elects Leadership

Yesterday, the New Mexico Senate Democratic caucus has nominated and elected Senate Leadership positions. They are pleased to announce they have nominated Senator Mary Kay Papen (D-38-Doña Ana) as Senate Pro Tempore, Lenore Naranjo as Senate Chief Clerk, and David Pacheco as Sergeant at Arms, whose positions will be voted on by the entire Senate […]

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Weekly Address: Ensuring Americans Feel the Gains of a Growing Economy

In this week’s address, the President highlighted the good news in Friday’s jobs report – that American businesses added 314,000 new jobs this past month, making November the tenth month in a row that the private sector has added at least 200,000 new jobs. Even with a full month to go, 2014 has already been […]

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Wind Energy Could Slow Global Warming, but Tax Credits Needed, Senator Udall and Advocates Say

Expanding wind power across the country could cut as much global warming pollution as 254 coal plants produce in a year, according to a new report, but congressional action is needed to make that expansion a reality, U.S. Senator Tom Udall and other clean energy advocates said today. “Speeding the development of pollution-free wind energy […]

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Senator Heinrich Calls For Full Funding Of PILT, SRS For Critical Local Government Services

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich joined a bipartisan coalition urging Senate leaders to fully fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program and Secure Rural Schools (SRS) in any end-of-year legislation. “Moving forward, we hope that we can work together to seek a long-term solution to provide a consistent and stable source of funding for […]

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DNC Announces 2016 National Convention Finalists

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has announced the finalist cities under consideration to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention: Columbus, New York, and Philadelphia. The announcement comes after a round of site visits by the DNC’s Technical Advisory Group to five cities. “We’re thrilled to move to the next step of the selection process […]

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Senator Martin Heinrich Introduces Bill To Modernize Nation’s Electric Transmission Grid

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has introduced a bill (S. 2947) to remove barriers to creating a cleaner, more consumer-friendly electric grid. The bill clarifies that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has the legal authority to require regional grid operators in interstate wholesale markets to […]

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Senator Tom Udall Statement on Chuck Hagel

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement after President Obama announced that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down: “Over the last year, we have seen the emergence of a brutal terrorist organization as well as other security threats that have required a targeted, strategic response, with little room for mistakes. As the […]

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Senators Udall and Heinrich Respond to President Obama’s Immigration Announcement

New Mexico’s United States Senators responded to President Obama’s executive action on immigration with statements of support Thursday night. U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on the president’s decision to take executive action on immigration: “Over 40,000 people in New Mexico and millions more around the country are living in immigration limbo while […]

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