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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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“We Were Strangers Once, Too”: The President Announces New Steps on Immigration

“Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too. My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.” – President Obama, November 20, 2014 Since the founding of our nation, we’ve weaved […]

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Tune In: President Obama Will Address the Nation on Immigration Reform Thursday

Our immigration system has been broken for decades — and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right by the law and contribute to our country. So tomorrow night, Thursday, November 20, President […]

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Senators Udall and Heinrich Vote Against Keystone XL Pipeline Bill; Vote Fails in the U.S. Senate

U.S. Senator Tom Udall released the following statement after voting against a bill to mandate approval of the Keystone pipeline. The bill failed to win the support needed to move forward: “Throughout my time in public service, I’ve advocated for a ‘do it all, do it right’ strategy to reduce our dependence on foreign oil […]

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New Mexico Land Commissioner Ray Powell

It’s Not Over ‘Til It’s Over… Ray Powell Needs Our Help!

The race for State Land Commissioner has now come down to a 757 vote margin as of Monday. An automatic recount will be done after the State Canvassing Board meets on November 25. We need to help our Democratic Land Commissioner, Ray Powell. Ray has been the best land commissioner that New Mexico has ever […]

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Doña Ana County Democrats and DPNM Congratulate NM Congressman Ben Ray Luján as the next Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee!

Congressman Ben Ray Luján, who serves New Mexico’s Third Congressional District has been named Chair of the national Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made the announcement Monday Afternoon in Washington, DC. Congressman Luján is the first New Mexican and the first Hispanic congressman to lead the DCCC. The Democratic Party of […]

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Weekly Address: Open Enrollment Starts Today

In this week’s address, the President reminded Americans that Affordable Care Act open enrollment begins this weekend. In the past year, more than 10 million people have gained health insurance, including more than 7 million who enrolled in Health Insurance Marketplace coverage. They are proof that the Affordable Care Act is working, making health care […]

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