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Senators Udall and Heinrich Vote Against TPA

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, voted against Trade Promotion Authority, which would give the administration fast-track authority for six years to move trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, through Congress with limited debate and no amendments. The Senate passed the measure by a vote of 62-37. Senator Udall, a member of the Senate

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Announce Funding to Support Health-Tech Expansion at Arrowhead Park

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that New Mexico State University will receive $488,000 in grant funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a study on the creation of a health care delivery and medical technology development cluster at Arrowhead Park in Doña Ana County. The funding will help New Mexico

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NM Congressional Delegation Introduces Bill to Expand Research on Rare Genetic Disease Affecting Hispanics

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced they have introduced a bill to increase research, education and treatment for Cavernous Cerebral Malformations (CCM), an uncommon genetic blood vessel disease that impacts the brain and spinal cord, and affects people of Spanish descent, including many

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Senator Udall Voices Concern about Funding Levels for NM Priorities in GOP Appropriations Bills

Votes to advance funding bills for NM labs, bases, water projects, veterans, but says sequestration cuts must be reversed U.S. Senator Tom Udall joined the Senate Appropriations Committee to advance critical Fiscal Year 2016 bills that fund New Mexico priorities, including the national laboratories, military base construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs. But although

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Senator Heinrich: America COMPETES Act Puts U.S. On Path To Double Basic Energy Research

Legislation would reauthorize energy programs in the America COMPETES Act to help create jobs, streamline U.S. Department of Energy research U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, is an original cosponsor of legislation to reauthorize the energy programs included in the America COMPETES Act. The

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Statement on Republican Tax Bill Adding Billions to the Deficit

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement on a Republican bill that permanently extends the research and development tax credit by adding $182 billion to the deficit. “House Republicans’ determination to pass legislation that adds billions to the deficit is the height of hypocrisy. They claim to care about

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NM Democrats Call for Investigation of GOP’s Ham-Fisted Violation of Legislative Ethics Rules

Using State Seal to Trick Voters into Contributing to Republican Political Campaigns The Republican Party of New Mexico sent out a fundraising letter to 11,000 New Mexico voters last week dated “Thursday afternoon” – and apparently signed by House Majority Leader Rep. Nate Gentry – but it failed to get much more correct beyond that.  The letter

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Democrats New Statewide Leadership Team Showcased at Las Cruces Reception

The Democratic Party of New Mexico’s new state leadership team met with southern New Mexico Democrats at a reception held in Las Cruces on Tuesday night. Honored at the event were State Chairwoman Debra Haaland, State Vice Chair Juan Sanchez, State Secretary Neomi Martinez-Parra, and State Treasurer Robert Lara. The four statewide leaders were elected

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Statement on Short-Term Highway Bill

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement yesterday on a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund, which is set to expire at the end of the month. “Republicans have had ten months to come up with a long-term highway funding solution to keep important road, bridge, and construction

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Senators Udall, Heinrich Introduce Strong Start for America’s Children Act

Bill would expand access to preschool and improve early learning opportunities in NM U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined a group of senators yesterday in introducing the Strong Start for America’s Children Act to expand quality preschool programs in New Mexico and throughout the country. The Strong Start for America’s Children Act is

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