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President Obama Signs a New Executive Order to Protect LGBT Workers

“Many of you have worked for a long time to see this day coming.” Those were President Obama’s words to the audience in the East Room of the White House this morning, before he signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. At the signing, the […]

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Weekly Address: Equipping Workers with Skills Employers Need Now and for the Future

In this week’s address, the President discussed the importance of ensuring that the economic progress we’ve made is shared by all hardworking Americans. Through his opportunity agenda, the President is focused on creating more jobs, educating more kids, and working to make sure hard work pays off with higher wages and better benefits. This week, […]

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Richard Jacquez Wins Democratic Nomination for Magistrate Court

Attorney Richard Jacquez is the Democratic nominee for Magistrate Court, District 7. District 7 is a new position which has been created in the Doña Ana County Magistrate Court. Jacquez was selected, under New Mexico Statute, by the Doña Ana County Democratic Party Central Committee to be placecd on the ballot as the Democratic nominee for […]

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U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich Addresses Central American Refugee Crisis

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) delivered a speech on the Senate floor yesterday on the current Central American refugee crisis. Last week, he joined U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on a tour of the temporary facility for undocumented parents and their children at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center campus in Artesia, […]

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Senator Tom Udall Stands up for New Mexico Women’s Access to Health Care

Disappointed GOP sided with corporations to filibuster women’s health care: ‘Not My Boss’s Business Act deserves debate’ Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall expressed his disappointment after Republicans blocked debate on a bill to restore women’s access to contraceptive health care in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 split decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. […]

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Senator Martin Heinrich Co-Signs Letter Calling For Review Of Trade Agreement With African Nations That Violate LGBT Rights

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with nine other senators, have sent a letter to President Obama urging the Administration to examine whether recently enacted laws that severely punish lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual (LGBT) individuals in sub-Saharan African countries should affect those countries’ eligibility for duty-free imports under theAfrican Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Authorized […]

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Senator Tom Udall Proposal Would Help New Mexico Small Businesses Diversify, Expand and Create New Jobs

U.S. Senator Tom Udall yesterday introduced a bill to help small business federal government contractors in New Mexico and across the country access the tools, training and hands-on help necessary to diversify their businesses and create jobs. The American Diversification and Progress in Trade (ADAPT) Act of 2014 creates a pilot program at the U.S. Small Business Administration […]

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Support Bill to Protect Women’s Health in Wake of Hobby Lobby Decision

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have joined Senate colleagues in introducing the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act to restore the contraceptive coverage requirement and other services guaranteed by theAffordable Care Act and prevent employers from imposing their beliefs on their employees by denying benefits. The bill was filed in response to the U.S. Supreme […]

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Statement on the Confirmation of Julian Castro as Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement today on the confirmation of Julian Castro as Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: “I would like to congratulate Julian Castro on his confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. As the mayor of San Antonio, Julian demonstrated […]

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Announce Funding for N.M. State Parks, Outdoor Recreation through Land and Water Conservation Fund

Yesterday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced more than $500,000 will be awarded to the state of New Mexico through the Land and Water Conservation Fund for state-certified outdoor recreation and conservation projects. Over the past 50 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has proven to be a highly effective tool for […]

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