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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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New Monster.com Collaboration with Joining Forces Is a Win for America’s Veterans and Companies

Yesterday at a National Veterans Employment Summit hosted by Monster.com and Military.com, the Obama Administration announced that Monster Worldwide, the worldwide leader in connecting people to job opportunities, and Military.com, the nation’s largest military and veteran membership organization had joined together to participate in the Joining Forces effort to help hire or train 250,000 veterans and military […]

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Udall, Bingaman Offer Amendments to Defense Authorization Act

Key Amendments Target Energy & Defense Industries, Support for New Mexico Military Communities U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico have announced work on several amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, including one amendment passed today that would ensure the Department of Defense could continue to purchase biofuels, such as those […]

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Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden: Honoring our Commitment to Veterans

Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden share how President Obama has demonstrated his strong and steady leadership as Commander in Chief and how he continues to honor the commitment to our troops and veterans. Watch and share today’s video.

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Lawrence, a Veteran and Military Father: “Every vote will count”

Lawrence, a veteran whose son is serving in Afghanistan, shares why he supports President Obama. Watch and share today’s video. —— Early Voting at all six alternate voting locations in Doña Ana County continues 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm, today, Thursday, November 1 through Friday, November 2, and from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday, November 3. […]

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