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Veterans say Allen Weh Used their Image Without Permission in Ad Depicting Terrorist Killer

Weh Once Again Takes Advantage of Others for Personal Gain Just a week after Allen Weh released an ad that was widely criticized for its appalling use of an image from the execution of American journalist James Foley, Weh is trying to ward off criticism with another video defending himself. Weh’s latest ad begins with […]

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Senator Tom Udall: Audit Shows ‘Unacceptable’ Wait Times, Confirms VA Provided Inaccurate Information

Udall calls for DOJ investigation of possible criminal wrongdoing at clinics nationwide Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall responded to the results of a nationwide audit of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health facilities, which found New Mexico’s veterans wait an average of 46 days for primary care and identified New Mexico as being one of a […]

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Senators Udall and Heinrich Call for VA Secretary Shinseki to Step Down

U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall each issued statements yesterday afternoon calling for Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement calling for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down: “Independent investigators at the VA are now confirming what I have been saying for weeks: that the problems at […]

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Senator Tom Udall Introduces Bill to Improve Care for Veterans with Hearing Loss

U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced yesterday that he has joined Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) to introduce a bill to improve health care for veterans with service-connected hearing disabilities. Congressmen Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Tim Walz (D-MN) introduced a similar bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill seeks to improve access to hearing aid […]

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Senator Tom Udall Disappointed Crucial Veterans Bill Has Been Blocked by Senate Republicans

Obstruction a disservice to New Mexico veterans who have earned benefits to help with war injuries, unemployment, Udall says Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall expressed deep disappointment after Republicans blocked a comprehensive bill to expand crucial health care, education and job-training benefits to thousands of veterans in New Mexico and across the nation. The Veterans Health […]

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Senator Heinrich Votes To Advance Comprehensive Veterans Benefits Package

Bill Restores Full COLA for Military Retirees and Includes Key Provisions for New Mexico’s Veterans Yesterday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) voted to advance an omnibus veterans bill that includes key provisions he fought for on behalf of veterans and military families across New Mexico. S.1982, the Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay […]

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Senator Udall Introduces Bill to Improve Health Care for Rural Veterans

U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) introduced a bill to address some of the biggest barriers to health care for veterans in rural communities. More than 6 million veterans, including a third of all Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, live in rural communities. But as many as half of those veterans may be […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama Announces that the Construction Industry Will Hire 100,000 Veterans Over the Next 5 Years

Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama  addressed well over 300 stakeholders from the military, business community, and federal  government at the first ever Veterans’ Employment in Construction Symposium at the Department of Labor. The First Ladyannounced that more than 100 companies in the construction industry are committing to hire more than 100,000 veterans over the next 5 years. This […]

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Senator Tom Udall Gets Rural Vets Health and Mining Reform Priorities in Senate Budget Blueprint

Before the Senate adjourned this weekend, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) voted for a budget with a balanced approach to address the debt and deficit while investing in middle-class families and taking steps to create jobs and rebuild the economy. The Fiscal Year 2014 Senate budget cleared the chamber by a vote of 50-49. “Enacting […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama Challenges America’s CEOs to be Bold in Finding Ways to Hire Veterans

First Lady Michelle Obama  met with the Business Roundtable yesterday, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies which combined have nearly 16 million employees, and challenged these leaders to make bold commitments to hire our veterans and military spouses and help them reach their full potential within their companies. Mrs. Obama highlighted the need […]

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