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Weekly Address: A Path Towards a Thriving Middle Class

In this week’s address, the President described the progress our economy has made, laying a foundation for a future that prioritizes middle-class economics. This week, the President will send a budget to Congress centered on the idea that everyone who works hard should have the chance to get ahead. His plan will reverse harmful sequestration

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Vote Against Special Interest Bill for Keystone Pipeline

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have voted against a bill mandating approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Udall said it was an unprecedented act for Congress to require the administration to approve a pipeline for a private, foreign corporation. The vote came shortly after Udall offered an amendment to create a national Renewable

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Urge McConnell To Pass Homeland Security Funding Bill without Unfairly Targeting DREAMers

With Homeland Security funding set to expire, Senators say clean, full funding bill for 2015 fiscal year urgently needed to maintain security efforts In a letter, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich urged Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to pass a clean bill that funds the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the remainder

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Senators Udall, Heinrich: Decision to Base Osprey in N.M. Shows Value of N.M. Air Force Bases

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich yesterday welcomed news that Cannon and Kirtland Air Force bases will temporarily house a total of seven CV-22 Osprey until they can be permanently based to serve the U.S. Pacific Command. Air Force officials have advised the lawmakers’ offices that three CV-22s will be based at Cannon and

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Weekly Address: Middle-Class Economics

In this week’s address, the President shared his plan, outlined in his State of the Union address earlier this week, to give hardworking families the support they need to make ends meet by focusing on policies that benefit the middle class and those working to reach the middle class. Through common-sense proposals like closing loopholes

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Sponsors Legislation to Overturn Citizens United

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced today that he is supporting a pair of measures aimed at limiting money in politics by overturning the Citizens United Supreme Court decision and increasing transparency in elections.  Luján is a cosponsor of the DISCLOSE Act and the Democracy for All Amendment, which would amend

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Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez Delivers Democratic Response to Governor Martinez’s State of New Mexico Address

Democrats Will Push for Help for Working People, Oppose Anti-Union Measures New Mexico Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez (D-29-Bernalillo & Valencia) delivered a Democratic response yesterday to Gov. Susana Martinez’s State of the State address which was given at the State Capitol. Sanchez laid out significant differences between Democratic priorities and the Governor’s policy agenda,

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Watch: President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union

“A brighter future is ours to write. Let’s begin this new chapter — together — and let’s start the work right now.” Those were a few of President Obama’s final words as he finished delivering his sixth State of the Union address moments ago. He spoke not just about where we are as nation, but

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Alicia Smith and Alan Webber: Questioning “Right to Work”

Questioning “Right to Work” Is “Right to Work” Right For New Mexico? By Alicia Smith and Alan Webber Introduction In 2015, with Republican Susana Martinez re-elected to a second term as New Mexico’s Governor and Republicans in control of the State House of Representatives for the first time since the Eisenhower 1950s,so-called “right to work”

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