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Senator Udall Welcomes Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Announcement of Oversight Hearing on Gold King Mine Disaster’s Impact on Indian Country

Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) welcomed an announcement by U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), that the committee will hold an oversight hearing to examine the harmful impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gold King Mine spill on Indian Country. Udall and fellow committee member

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Press Senate Leadership to Begin Bipartisan Budget Negotiations

Senate Democrats urge Leader McConnell to avoid unnecessary budget crisis this fall U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have joined the full Senate Democratic Caucus to urge Senate Republican leadership to schedule bipartisan budget negotiations immediately to prevent another budget crisis when the current fiscal year ends this fall. The call was made in

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The Democratic Party of New Mexico Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

The Democratic Party of New Mexico is proud to join in the observance Women’s Equality Day. Women’s Equality Day commemorates August 26th,1920 when votes to women officially became part of the U.S. Constitution, with the certification of the19th Amendment. This day marks a turning point in the history of the struggle for equal treatment of

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Representatives Luján and DeGette Call for Oversight Hearing on Gold King Mine Spill

Representatives Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico and Diana DeGette of Colorado have called for an oversight hearing on the Gold King Mine spill that released 3 million gallons of wastewater into the Animas and San Juan Rivers. Both members serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. DeGette is Ranking Member on the

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Attorney General Balderas Announces Safety Assessment of APS Breach

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement today regarding his formal review of the Albuquerque Public Schools safety breach: ““I am very concerned about the allegations that safety protocols were breached at APS, I’ve decided to initiate a safety assessment of the matter, and I will be communicating with the district today.”

Senators Heinrich, Hirono Announce Introduction Of Bill To Increase Access To Pell Grants, Make College More Affordable

Legislation Puts Higher Education Within Reach for More Americans U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii)introduced S.1998, the Middle Class Creating Higher Education Affordability Necessary to Compete Economically (CHANCE) Act, a bill to increase access to affordable post-secondary education for low- to moderate-income students. The bill would address the significant loss in

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New Mexico, Colorado, Utah Senators Demand Answers in EPA Investigation of Mine Spill

U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) have joined with a bipartisan group of senators, including Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), to urge the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) to examine a critical set of questions regarding the Gold King

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Senator Udall Welcomes Upcoming Senate Indian Affairs Committee Oversight Hearing on Impact of Gold King Mine Spill on Navajo Nation

U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) has joined Senator John McCain (R-AZ) to thank Senate Indian Affairs Committee leadership for agreeing to hold an oversight hearing on the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Gold King Mine spill on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and Arizona, as well as other issues of concern. Udall and

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Announce $3.3 Million in FAA Grants for New Mexico Airports

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced more than $3.3 million in grants to support runway expansion, rehabilitation and other improvements at nine airports across New Mexico. Clovis, Grants, Alamogordo, Colfax County, Lea County, Questa, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, Farmington and Santa Rosa will all receive funding from the new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

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