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Senator Udall Urges Support for Diplomatic Agreement to Prevent Nuclear-Armed Iran

In a speech on the Senate floor yesterday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall endorsed the proposed diplomatic agreement to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. He urged Congress to support it based on the scientific and technical merits, saying the alternative could lead to more war that Americans don’t want and can’t afford. “This is

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján: House Should Stay in Session to Address Critical Issues Facing New Mexico and the Nation

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District called on Republican leaders to keep the House in session to work on the many critical issues facing Congress and the American people.  After tying together legislation to extend the Highway Trust Fund for only three months and a bill to ensure Veterans Affairs clinics around

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Senator Martin Heinrich: Op-Ed: Iran deal is a historic opportunity

Reposted from the Albuquerque Journal, Thursday, July 30, 2015 In the first decade of this century when we were entangled in the War in Iraq, Iran’s nuclear program surged ahead rapidly, adding thousands of centrifuges, building complex nuclear facilities and stockpiling highly enriched uranium. In the absence of real negotiations and before the most recent

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Senator Udall Votes for Temporary Extension of Highway Trust Fund, Urges Congress to Work on Robust Solution for Long-Term Highway Funding

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall expressed his disappointment in Congress’ failure to pass a responsible long-term bill to fund highways and other infrastructure ahead of a July 31 deadline. Udall voted against a Senate-drafted proposal that would extend federal transportation programs for six years but provide funding only for three years. The bipartisan leadership of

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Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Medicare

On this date, fifty years ago, July 30, 1965, at a ceremony held in Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed Medicare into law. Moments later, the nation’s first Medicare Card was presented to President Harry Truman, then 81 years old. Medicare was created in 1965 when people over 65 found it virtually impossible to

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